Category Archives: Election Postmortem

With election results certified, the failure of Tim Eyman’s I-517 sets a new record

Today, elections officials from Washington State’s thirty-nine counties certified the results of the 2013 general election. The final results show that Tim Eyman’s I-517, one of two statewide initiatives on the ballot, was defeated with 62.71% of the vote, which is the biggest-ever defeat of a Tim Eyman initiative, percentage-wise. The old record of 61.54% […]

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Statement on the defeat of Initiative 517

Initial returns from Washington’s thirty-nine counties this evening indicate that Tim Eyman’s Initiative 517 is headed down to a big defeat. NPI founder and NO on I-517 steering committee member Andrew Villeneuve thanked the people of Washington for overwhelmingly rejecting I-517, which would have made it easier for Eyman and his associates to manipulate our […]

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Tim Eyman’s Mukilteo neighbors voted down Initiative 1125, official results show

A couple of weeks ago, county canvassing boards across Washington State met to finalize the results of the November 2011 general election. The certification of the election means that we finally have official results that we can analyze and study. (It doe take a long time to count all of the votes under our vote-by-mail […]

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Statement on the apparent defeat of I-1125

Following the release of the first returns for the 2011 general election, NPI’s Permanent Defense published the following statement, reacting to the apparent defeat of Tim Eyman’s I-11125. Many long months of working to educate voters about the cost and consequences of Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1125 thankfully appear to be paying off tonight. Although many […]

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Voters in King County never demanded “$30 car tabs”

Still mad over King County Executive Dow Constantine’s successful efforts to patch Metro’s funding shortfall, Tim Eyman is now asking his supporters to print out and hang up an eight and one half by eleven inch poster which accosts King County Councilmembers Jane Hague and Kathy Lambert as liars, Councilmember Julia Patterson as a sell-out, […]

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Memo to the Seattle Times: Majority vote means fifty percent plus one – no more, no less!

The following is the text of the letter to the editor sent by NPI to the Seattle Times in response to the Times’ Sunday editorial urging the state Supreme Court not to strike down I-1053 if it receives an opportunity to do so. In your Sunday, June 5th editorial (State’s two-thirds rule on taxes should […]

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Two out of three corporate initiatives passing easily, including Tim Eyman’s I-1053

As expected, the two corporate initiatives that public interest advocates failed to effectively organize and mobilize against – Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1053 and the American Beverage Association’s Initiative 1107 – are passing handily in the first returns to be reported. The success of I-1053 and I-1107 deals Washington’s fragile common wealth a devastating blow at […]

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Eyman invites supporters to join him in crashing Dino Rossi and Dave Reichert’s Election Night party

Unwilling to organize an Election Night party of his  own – either because almost nobody would come, or because he’s just too lazy to go to all the trouble of putting together an event – Tim Eyman has invited his supporters to join him in crashing Dino Rossi and Dave Reichert’s Election Night party at […]

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Pierce, Benton counties flip to NO on Initiative 1033

The victory over Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1033 continues to get bigger. Yesterday evening, Benton County… which is a reliable vote for Eyman’s anti-tax initiatives… flipped to the NO side, joining much of the rest of southeast Washington in defeating Eyman’s latest scheme to kill jobs and wreck our common wealth. And today, Pierce County has […]

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Statement on apparent defeat of Tim Eyman’s I-1033

The Northwest Progressive Institute, Permanent Defense’s parent organization,  released the following statement on the apparent defeat of Tim Eyman’s I-1033 tonight. “We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief tonight with the apparent defeat of Initiative 1033,” said Villeneuve. “I-1033 would have trapped our state in a permanent recession, making an economic recovery impossible.” […]

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