Counting Continues in Washington; Prospects Uncertain
August 6, 2009
Keep your fingers crossed that opponents of Washington State's expanded Domestic Partner law have not turned in enough valid signatures to put the law up to voters on the November ballot. As counting continues, the rate at which signatures are being rejected by state officials is higher than the what the opponents of the law need. Opponents of Domestic Partnerships submitted 17,112 more signatures than necessary hoping that would be enough to qualify the question for the ballot after duplicates, non-registered voters and other invalid signatures are tossed out. With those extra signatures they can only sustain an average error rate of 12.42 percent. As of last night the average error rate is 13.31 percent. Counting has started again this morning and the Secretary of State has a great blog "From Our Corner" tracking the signature verification process. Also check out Lurleen's entries on Pam's House Blend for some great number crunching.
May 20, 2013