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BREAKING: Minimum wage repeal referendum will *not* qualify for the ballot

Latest numbers from King County Elections show that Forward Seattle’s referendum to repeal $15 cannot reach the necessary signature threshold and will not qualify for the ballot Once truth got out to voters, misleading signature gathering effort ground to a halt, moved in reverse, and came up short King County Elections has now reviewed well over half of…

“Some of the paperwork they submitted today may not even include valid signatures from real people.”

Statement regarding minimum wage referendum signatures submitted today: Elections officials must closely scrutinize every signature submitted today in light of the corrupt practices by Forward Seattle’s paid signature gatherers. This small fringe group — funded by right-wing conservatives, corporate executives, and real estate developers — has a well-documented track record of deception. Some of the paperwork they submitted…

County prosecutor asked to investigate corrupt signature gathering by Forward Seattle in violation of State law

A formal request for investigation has been sent to County Prosector Dan Satterberg alleging that Forward Seattle has violated state law governing corrupt practices on referendum petitions. The letter points to violations of RCW 29A.84.250, the state law governing signature gathering, and cites numerous reports of Forward Seattle signature gatherers interfering with voters rights through “corrupt means of practices” in order…