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Refendum 71 Results

Timothy Kincaid

November 3rd, 2009


Approved (pro-gay): 506,936 – 51.13 %
Rejected (anti-gay): 484,567 – 48.87 %

All counties are now reporting. However there are still about 340,000 ballots to process. About a third of those are from King County which so far has approved the enhanced DP rights 66% – 34%.


Approved (pro-gay): 464,471 – 51.95 %
Rejected (anti-gay): 429,581 – 48.05 %

Although there are ballots to be counted in every county, the only significant county as yet unreported is Pierce County (Tacoma).


Approved (pro-gay): 444,336 – 51.90 %
Rejected (anti-gay): 411,882 – 48.10 %


Accepted (pro-gay): 436,801 – 52.09 %
Rejected (anti-gay): 401,700 – 47.91 %

8:19 (PST)

Accepted (pro-gay): 153,615 – 44.72 %
Rejected (anti-gay): 189,868 – 55.28 %



November 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Worth noting that that’s only about 15% of all precincts, I think

November 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Ugh. My one hope is that pro-71 ballots might be slower coming in since younger voters are notorious procrastinators (myself included.) But, ugh. Just ugh. Don’t make me ashamed of living here, Washington.

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We can’t fight tax free businesses…

November 3rd, 2009 | LINK

This is a little more encouraging. Still doesn’t make up for losing Maine, but at least we held some ground tonight.

November 4th, 2009 | LINK

Yesterday one of my students came to me for clarification on what was being voted on. She and her boyfriend thought that voting to approve 71 meant everyone who votes would have their name and vote published. I was really surprised. When I explained what the situation really was she immediately said she would vote to approve 71. Once again, it appears that tangential issues became central, and I don’t think organizers understood that.

November 4th, 2009 | LINK

So is this a done deal?

It’s disturbing that it was this close when it wasn’t even about marriage.

If you needed any more evidence that this is about hate and not about “protecting marriage” this is it.

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