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Daily Archives: November 6th, 2013

The failure of I-517 could be Tim Eyman’s biggest electoral defeat, percentage-wise

Excerpt: Earlier today, I suggested that King County’s vote against Tim Eyman’s Initiative 517 might soon cross the seventy percent threshold. And sure enough, this afternoon, it did… more quickly than I had expected it to. The trend statewide is not much different. As of late last night, I-517 was being rejected, 60.03% to 39.97%. As […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Initiative 522, McGinn vs. Murray, Conlin vs. Sawant: Are these too close to call? Hardly!

Excerpt: Anyone who has ever run for office and lost or spent a few seasons working daily on an unsuccessful campaign knows that conceding defeat is difficult and unpleasant. It’s understandably hard to go from energetically campaigning one hour to accepting an apparent defeat the next, particularly when you’re at a party. That’s why it has […]
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King County’s record vote against Eyman’s I-517 could climb above seventy percent

Excerpt: Though most of Washington’s thirty-nine counties are breaking strongly against I-517, nowhere is the outcome more lopsided than in King County, which has voted down most of Tim Eyman’s initiatives over the years. Voters in King are defeating I-517 by an enormous margin. In fact, the gap between the yes vote and the no vote […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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