I spent time today crunching vote totals for Seattle for 1240. (And no thanks to King County Elections where apparently they can't even give you total votes for the city of Seattle for any race. I couldn't believe it.) Thank you to my husband for his help (and the Excel tutorial).
Here are the numbers (and could you please, after all that work, give me credit if you quote them somewhere else):
Total registered voters - 411,607
Total voting - 330,246
- 130,727 - 39.6%
No - 199,519 - 60.4%
But boy, we looked at
the precincts that DID vote yes and guess where 98% of them are? In
wealthy neighborhoods along the water. To the NE (below Magnuson), downtown, SLU, the SW and the SE, there they were. Almost to a precinct, it was very predictable (as we first wrote down the precincts and then looked at the map).
There were a couple of odd precincts here and there and
several in the Rainier Valley and one at High Point but overall, it was
wealthy people in Seattle voting yes to charters.