Update 8:25 am
The Times is whining that Governor Inslee didn't "lead" by revealing his own vote against 1351.
Since when is ANYONE supposed to reveal their vote (even a Governor)? I have to wonder if maybe he does support it but worried about the money so he voted no. Whatever the reason, it's his vote.
Next big ballot drop is 4:30 pm.
Update 8:05 pm
Yes continues upward climb over 4500 votes up with more votes to count.
Update 7:40 pm
Yes takes the lead...with about 125 votes. However, King County is to drop at 8 pm. This could be very interesting.
Update 6:40 pm
There are now less than 2,000 votes separating No from Yes with no King County votes yet counted.
I expect the 8 pm drop will likely kick this over to the Yes side.
And all over this state, legislators are really starting to sweat.
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Update: 4:57 pm
Yes - 49.8%
No - 50.2%
This doesn't even count King County ballots whose number has not changed.
There are still over 465K ballots statewide to be counted.
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The ballots are pouring in because now there are MORE than 500,000 to be counted (last night it was about 500K, now it is 504,693) including an uptick in King County from 130K to nearly 143K. This is important because 1351 is passing more comfortably in King County.
No - 50.27%
Yes - 49.73%
Just about a half-percent difference.
No - 728,730
Yes - 721,004