Seattle: Not as uniformly liberal as you might think

On a cold evening in late October 2012, voters across Seattle hopped into their late-model Toyota Camrys and set out on a mission.

From Westwood Village to Northgate, they parked at their coffee shops of choice, grabbed their mail-in ballots from the backseat and strode purposefully past two new condo developments and a pet salon. They entered the café to the sounds of Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up,” ordered their non-fat hazelnut latte, opened their ballots and voted for every progressive measure possible.

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