We’re 28,861 Signatures Away From Washington’s “Marriage” Law Going to a Vote


The latest count from Washington’s Secretary of State: 104,000 signatures have been checked for Referendum 71, which would stay Washington’s “everything but marriage” law and put the matter up to voters. Of that total, 91,716 names have been accepted and 12,182 rejected, providing an error rate of 11.72 percent — not good enough to forecast a fail.

checked signatures and just over 12,000 rejected for one reason or another. The overall error rate is 11.72 percent, barely up from 11.68 percent, which we reported Friday. In order to make the November statewide ballot, the referendum’s overall rejection rate must not go over 12.4 percent.

Here are the latest totals: 103,898 checked, with 91,716 accepted and 12,182 rejected. The R-71 sponsors, Protect Marriage Washington, need 120,577 valid Washington voter signatures for the measure to be placed on the ballot.

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