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No Trump tidal wave: The college-educated powered Washington’s rise in white voters

at a ballot collection box on election day, outside the King County Administration Building, in downtown Seattle, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

A wave in white, blue-collar voters never materialized in Washington in the 2016 presidential election. But the bump in college-educated whites could have helped Hillary Clinton receive a higher percentage of King County votes than Obama in 2012.

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