Today the Washington Secretary of State released its verification information. With a super slim margin, the referendum has enough signatures to appear on the Nov 3 ballot.
The next step is that the secretary of state will certify (or not). There is currently a lawsuit pending which could prevent its certification.
The secretary of state’s office said Monday that sponsors of Referendum 71 had 121,486 valid petition signatures – enough to put the newly expanded domestic partnership law to a public vote.
The referendum requires 120,577 valid signatures. They got 121,486. Thats a margin of only 909 signatures!
Additional re-checking will be done of the rejected signatures, so that margin could rise. Talk about the skin of your teeth..