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Communications Officer Halei Watkins wears a 'VOTE' necklace on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at King County Elections in Renton.
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Could ranked choice voting come to Washington?

Some voters are frustrated they can only choose one candidate in a primary election -- could ranked choice voting help give voters more political choice? Speaking of elections, Republicans across Washington State are divided over the security of the state's election. Plus, Many Uch on becoming a U.S. citizen after more than two decades under the threat of deportation. And our weekly conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow/org/record.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman on the future of ranked choice voting in Washington

In a follow-up to yesterday's conversation with Kirsten Harris-Talley, who is sponsoring a house bill that would allow local governments to use ranked choice voting, Bill Radke speaks with Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman about her concerns with the current legislation and what it would mean for Washingtonians.

After two decades, a U.S. Supreme Court case, and a Governor's pardon, Many Uch is a U.S. citizen

In the 1980s, the largest refugee resettlement program in United States history took place. Over 1 million refugees for Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, made their way to the U.S. For many of those refugees in Seattle, it was difficult to find a permanent home, especially those who fell into crime. Bill Radke speaks with Many Uch, an activist and organizer who's worked to fight deportation to Cambodia while facing deportation himself, and who is as of this month a U.S. citizen.

Washington Republicans are divided on election security

KUOW's David Hyde reports on Republican attitudes toward the security of Washington's mail-in voting system, where some see a routine voting year and others refuse to acknowledge a lack of fraud.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan 2.25

Bill Radke discusses vaccine equity, homelessness, and Seattle's clearance from being an anarchist jurisdiction with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.