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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pierce County finally flips, joins majority of state in saying NO on Initiative 1033


A little less than forty eight hours after Election Night, Pierce County has finally flipped and joined most of the rest of the State of Washington in saying NO to Tim Eyman's Initiative 1033. Pierce gained notoriety last year for being the only county to (narrowly) support Tim Eyman's misguided Initiative 1033.

As of a few minutes ago when it reported numbers for today, Pierce was rejecting Initiative 1033 by nine hundred and forty two votes:

Yes: 51,836 (49.55%)
No: 52,778 (50.45%)

Pierce follows the lead of Benton County, home to the Tri-Cities, which defected to the NO on I-1033 camp yesterday evening.

Except for Mason County, every county that touches Puget Sound is now rejecting Initiative 1033, as is much of central and southeast Washington.

King County, meanwhile, is rejecting I-1033 by even bigger numbers than before. More than sixty seven percent of King County voters are against Eyman's jobs-killing scheme. The total percent of the vote statewide opposed to I-1033 has almost reached fifty seven percent, and is likely to do so tomorrow.


Blogger Matthew said...

Is this accurate?

November 5, 2009 8:19 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Yes, it's accurate. Go to to see for yourself.

November 5, 2009 9:12 PM  

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