FACTOID # 1: The total number of state executions in 2005 was 60: 19 in Texas and 41 elsewhere. The racial split was 19 Black and 41 White.
 
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The West > Washington > Government

2004 Election > Total votes as percentage 62% [24th of 51]
2004 Election > Voting age population 4,220,000 [16th of 51]
2004 Election > Youth voter turnout 52% [11th of 41]
Electoral Votes 11 [16th of 51]
Gun Laws > Permits
A permit is not required to purchase firearms. A license is required to carry a concealed handgun. An alien lawfully present in the U.S. must obtain a license to possess or carry any firearm.
Gun Laws > Prohibited firearms
It is unlawful, with limited exceptions, for any person to manufacture, own, buy, sell, loan, furnish, transport, or have in possession or under control any machine gun, short-barreled shotgun, or short-barreled rifle.
Seats in the House of Representatives 9 seats [17th of 50]
US gubernatorial elections, 2000 > Election results > Status Re-elected, 58.4
US gubernatorial elections, 2004 > Election results > Incumbent Gary Locke
US gubernatorial elections, 2004 > Election results > Opposing Candidates
Christine Gregoire (Democratic) 48.873%
Dino Rossi (Republican) 48.868%
Ruth Bennett (Libertarian) 2.26%
US gubernatorial elections, 2004 > Election results > Party
Democratic
US gubernatorial elections, 2004 > Election results > Status
Retired, Democratic victory
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Incumbent Henry M. Jackson
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Opposing Candidates
Doug Jewett (Republican) 24.3%
King Lysen (Independent) 5.3%
Jesse Chiang (Libertarian) 1.5%
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Party
Democratic
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Status R68.9% [2nd of 28]
Western Governors Association > Current Western Governors > Current Governor Christine Gregoire
Western Governors Association > Current Western Governors > Elected/took office 2,005
Western Governors Association > Current Western Governors > Party Democratic
Western Governors Association > Current Western Governors > Seat Up 2,008

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