Charter-school supporters claimed victory Saturday, but opponents refused to concede in the face of a vote tally that remains too close to call.
As of 7 p.m., Initiative 1240 was leading 50.8 to 49.2 percent, the same margin as Friday. The measure continued to trail in King County, with 51.5 percent of voters against, but maintained its lead in the rest of the state. About 400,000 ballots are left to count statewide, with 130,000 in King County. The measure is leading by 43,860 votes statewide.
"We're going to wait until every vote is counted," said Marianne Bichsel, spokeswoman for the anti-charter group People for Our Public Schools.
But initiative supporters said they're confident they've won. Read More >>