Update on Nov. 7 at 4:52 p.m.: I-1351 now leads by almost 9,000. So far, 1.75 million votes have been counted. Update at 4:25 p.m.: And just like that, King updates its count and I-1351 is back in the lead with almost 6,000 votes out of 1.7 million counted. Update at 3:57 p.m.: Initiative 1351 now trailing by a…More
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The $66.8 million Lakewood school construction bond measure was barely clearing the 60-percent bar required for passage in second-day returns in Snohomish County. On Tuesday, it had 59.15 percent approval; on Wednesday, it posted 60.08 percent. Everett’s $259.4 million bond picked up a percentage point in next-day results, but was still short with about 58 percent…More
Seattle school board candidate Suzanne Dale Estey has conceded to Sue Peters for one of two open seats. Dale Estey announced the concession late Wednesday night on her campaign’s Facebook page: It appears that the votes aren’t there to win this election, and I just called Sue Peters to congratulate her on a hard fought…More
UPDATE: 9:19 p.m.: Suzanne Dale Estey and Sue Peters both said they expected the race to be close. Dale Estey isn’t giving up yet. “I am really hopeful that we’re going to pull this off,” said Dale Estey, who had about 48 percent of the vote in first day returns. “It was a tough campaign and Sue’s…More
An independent group supporting Seattle school board candidate Suzanne Dale Estey has dropped another negative ad on Seattle voters just days ahead of Tuesday’s election. The latest direct mail piece from the committee, Great Seattle Schools, is headlined: “Inside the Mind of Sue Peters: A Vast Conspiracy.” The flip side of the full-page mailer is a…More