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November 5, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Eyman’s signature-gathering initiative loses

Update at 8:25 p.m. Tim Eyman’s Initiative 517 did not pass. The measure was far behind in King County with 69 percent voting no and was losing heavily in Pierce and Snohomish counties as well. The measure would have made signature-gathering easier. Original post Washington voters today will decide on a Tim Eyman initiative that would make it easier for…


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October 29, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Polls suggest Eyman’s Initiative 517 losing ground

Two recent polls indicate Tim Eyman’s initiative on initiatives, I-517, is losing ground. A poll by Moore Information, out of Portland, shows more voters opposing the measure than supporting it. And a Stuart Elway poll, out of Seattle, found a shrinking majority of voters supporting I-517. I-517 is aimed at making like easier…


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September 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Elway Poll: Voters support labeling genetically-modified food, protecting signature gatherers

A new Elway Poll indicates strong support for two initiatives to the Legislature on the November ballot that would aid initiative signature gatherers, and require labeling of genetically-engineered food. The poll of 406 registered voters, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points, found that 58 percent of the people surveyed supported…


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February 13, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Signature-gathering fraud found in state initiative campaigns

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office says it has found fraud by three paid signature gatherers for two initiative campaigns. An elections-division probe turned up thousands of apparently bogus signatures on petitions for Tim Eyman’s latest initiative, I-517, which deals with the initiative process, and for I-522, which seeks to label genetically engineered food, according to a news release from…


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December 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Eyman to turn in signatures for new initiative on Jan. 3

Tim Eyman plans to turn in signatures next week for a ballot measure that would make life easier for initiative sponsors like himself. I-517, an initiative to the Legislature, would give initiative sponsors an additional six months to collect signatures. It also would set penalties for harassing signature gatherers, and prevent court challenges from…


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