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political professor Dr. Blaine Garvin with Gonzaga University says "I don't think this is an unpredictable year. I think the expected will happen." political professor Dr. Blaine Garvin with Gonzaga University says "I don't think this is an unpredictable year. I think the expected will happen."
SPOKANE, Wash. -

During the August primary election, Washington had only a 31 percent voter turnout statewide. Most Eastern Washington counties including Spokane, Stevens, Whitman and Lincoln all had higher percentages than the state turnout. 

Despite a low primary turnout, political professor Dr. Blaine Garvin with Gonzaga University says "I don't think this is an unpredictable year. I think the expected will happen." 

Garvin is referring to nationwide polls showing it could be a big night for Republican wins. "In an off year like this, in the sixth term of a President, the President's party does badly."

During the Washington primary elections, voters did not vote on two opposing gun initiatives in Washington, or measure I-1351 concerning class sizes in Washington schools. 

A new poll by the University Of Washington shows I-594 passing with 64 percent of the vote. 594 pertains to background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, online and private sales. A recent Elway poll shows I-591 failing with 39% of the vote. I-591 states that Washington would not create additional background checks that would exceed federal gun laws.

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