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  WA Initiative 872
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Parents > United States > Washington > Initiatives to the People > 2004 Initiatives > Initiative 872 - Protecting Voters' Rights and Choice
OfficeInitiative
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 2004 - 05:00pm Central
Polls Open November 02, 2004 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close November 02, 2004 - 01:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 2005 - 12:00am
Term End December 31, 9999 - 12:00am
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedAJ August 27, 2012 07:03pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description Passage would remove the new "Modified Montana" primary system and replace it with the "Top Two" primary system. Secretary of State Sam Reed and the state legislature supported the Top Two system, but Governor Gary Locke vetoed it in favor of the Modified Montana system to replace the "unconstitutional" blanket primary system.

The Modified Montana system allows voters to choose a partisan ballot at the polls and keep their preference secret, but only be able to vote to nominate members of the party he/she chooses.

The Top Two system would be like the blanket primary in that all candidates of all parties would be placed on the same ballot, with the top two advancing to the general election regardless of party. Under this system, it would be possible to have two Democrats or two Republicans in the general. This differs from the Louisiana system in that the office will be on the general election ballot regardless if 50% is achieved in the primary.

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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
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07/17/2004 11/02/2004
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Yes 1 ----3
Leaning Call: Yes (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Yes (100.00%)
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07/01/2004 09/20/2004

CANDIDATES
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Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
Campaign Logo  
Certified Votes1,632,225 (59.85%) 1,095,190 (40.16%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -537,035 (-19.69%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
Website  
Entry Date -- --  
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MATCHUP POLLS (4 from 3 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg76.41%-- 0.00%--  
Ipsos-Public Affairs 
09/17/04-09/20/04
67.00% -- 0.00% --
Elway 
09/14/04-09/14/04
79.00% -- 0.00% --
Elway 
07/01/04-07/03/04
64.00% -- 0.00% --
Evans-McDonough 
07/01/04-07/03/04
52.00% -- 38.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
  Seattle Post-Intelligencer
R PragCon 3.0
R John D. Spellman [L]
D Booth Gardner [L]
D Michael E. "Mike" Lowry [L]
D Laura Ruderman
  Washington State Democratic Party
  Washington State Republican Party
  Washington State Libertarian Party
D Gary Locke
 


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 04, 2005 10:50am Minority Perspective Hatred of 'Top Two' primary unites Republican and Democratic parties  Article Ralphie 
May 24, 2005 08:00am Editorial Primary Election: Courting trouble  Article Ralphie 
May 09, 2005 08:00am Editorial [WA] State Elections: Top two without a hitch  Article Ralphie 
Apr 27, 2005 08:00am News Parties will sue over [WA] primary  Article RP 
Mar 08, 2005 10:00pm Proposed Legislation [WA] Primary date might stay put  Article Ralphie 
Feb 14, 2005 12:00am News New [WA] 'top two' primary targeted by major parties  Article Ralphie 
Oct 10, 2004 12:00am Opinion [WA I-872] A yes vote frees voters from party restrictions  Article Ralphie 
Oct 06, 2004 12:00am Endorsement [Seattle Times:] Take back primary through I-872  Article Ralphie 
Sep 16, 2004 12:00am Perspective [WA] Voters weigh in on new primary system  Article Ralphie 

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