Update: the I-1351 campaign has declared victory.
My latest tweet:
Yes to lower class sizes in WA continues its winning ways, up 18K votes. Biggest counties trend Yes; should be able to call by Monday eve.
After today's ballot drops, Yes on 1351 is up by 18,205 votes (nearly 1%).
Pierce County had 9,000 ballots - they are down to 1500 (at 51.65% Yes)
King had 121,000 ballots - they are down to 88,000 (at 54% Yes)
Snohomish had 58,000 ballots - they are down to 27,000 (at 50.5% Yes)
Spokane has 13,500 ballots outstanding (at 50.23% Yes)
So while some counties are just hanging in there, King has, by far, the largest number of ballots and they continue to trend Yes.
Biggest approval? Jefferson County with 60%.
Lowest approval? Colombia County with nearly 65%.
I readily admit that, like other measures, voters may have been confused by this measure. But again, if we all agree to vote Yes to everything for kids, then we will have a very long list of measures passed.
From all the legislators that I read about/heard from, I don't think there will be much joy in the Legislature. I also perceive that the Times, given their recent editorial, will be very unhappy about this outcome. But just as the charter measure was close, so is this one.