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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Opposition to Tim Eyman’s I‑1366 grows in King County and across Washington State

Just-released reports from coun­ty elec­tions offi­cials show that oppo­si­tion to Tim Eyman’s I‑1366 is increas­ing across Wash­ing­ton State, dri­ving the ini­tia­tive’s lev­el of sup­port down below 54%, which is where it stood at the end of last night.

Vot­ers in Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Coun­ty, the state’s largest pop­u­la­tion cen­ter, are pow­er­ing the gains by say­ing NO to I‑1366 more loud­ly than they did last night.

The 4:21 PM report from King Coun­ty Elec­tions shows that oppo­si­tion to I‑1366 in King now stands at 58.68%, up from 57.54% last night. That is a very nice one-day improve­ment, and we hope to see a sim­i­lar jump tomorrow.

How­ev­er, King Coun­ty vot­ers aren’t the only ones help­ing to dri­ve Eyman’s num­bers down. I‑1366 is also los­ing ground in impor­tant swing counties:

  • In Sno­homish Coun­ty, the NO vote increased to 43.44%, up from 42.62%
  • In What­com coun­ty, the NO vote increased to 48.78%, up from 47.98%
  • In Spokane Coun­ty, the NO vote increased to 41.18%, up from 40.47%
  • In Pierce Coun­ty, the NO vote increased to 40.80%, up from 40.77%.
  • In Clark Coun­ty, the NO vote increased to 43.13%, up from 42.99%.

This is good news too. The trend is cer­tain­ly encour­ag­ing. But there may sim­ply not be enough late votes against I‑1366 to kill it in the court of pub­lic opinion.

Even if there aren’t, it’s very sat­is­fy­ing to see I‑1366 los­ing ground. We def­i­nite­ly made a dif­fer­ence by work­ing hard with our coali­tion part­ners to ensure that I‑1366 was met with deter­mined oppo­si­tion. If we have to go to court to fin­ish off this abom­i­na­tion, we will. We’ll nev­er stop fight­ing to defend our Con­sti­tu­tion and our com­mon wealth from Tim Eyman’s destruc­tive ini­tia­tive factory.

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  1. Andrew,
    Just want­i­ng to thank you for your con­tin­u­ing efforts to elim­i­nate the con­tin­u­ing dam­age caused by Tim Eyman. Per­haps the cur­rent inves­ti­ga­tions will lead to jail time!
    Thanks for all that you do.

    # by Karen Hendrickson :: November 5th, 2015 at 1:51 PM
  2. We can take some solace in this, but it’s a trav­es­ty this piece of garbage is passing. 

    # by Erwin Brannon :: November 5th, 2015 at 9:44 PM
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