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By Ken Stern 

Voting for the old normal

From the editor —


October 28, 2020

Greater La Conner residents are probably in the center of the surge of early Skagit County voters. Six days before election day over 50% of county residents have voted, by far a record. It is similarly likely that the percentage of registered voters casting ballots this election will be the highest in history, exceeding the 87% who came out when Barak Obama was first on the ballot in 2008.

Skagit County and our state will almost certainly choose former Vice President Joe Biden, based on historical vote counts. But no matter who wins the nation’s Electoral College, the next president will...

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