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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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