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king5.com, November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012 General Elections Results for Initiative Measure No. 1240 which Concerns creation of a public charter school system

Dear Friends,

The 2012 Charter Public Schools ballot initiative (I-1240) is currently ahead 51.2% to 48.8%, with about half the votes counted.  

The rest of the votes will be counted over the next two weeks as the ballots mailed yesterday and today are eventually delivered, processed and counted.

Here is the link for the latest numbers from the WA Secretary of State:

http://vote.wa.gov/results/current/Initiative-Measure-No-1240-Concerns-creation-of-a-public-charter-school-system.html

Other than the fact that I-1240 is ahead, the good news is that I-1240 is winning many more counties than I-729 did in 2000 when that charter school ballot initiative ultimately lost 51.5% to 48.5%.  In 2000, I-729 only won 5 counties:  Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Island and Jefferson.

This year, I-1240 is winning those same five counties I-729 won in 2000, plus 18 more.  To see the map, click on this link:

http://vote.wa.gov/results/current/Initiative-Measure-No-1240-Concerns-creation-of-a-public-charter-school-system_ByCounty.html

Jim Spady, President
WA Charter School Resource Center


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