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November 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM

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Big splits on liquor privatization

Posted by Jim Brunner

1100Precincts.jpgIn the third and final installment of our election 2010 analysis today: check out the major divisions in the Seattle area on privatizing booze sales.

Initiative 1100 went down statewide (as did a competing privatization proposal). It lost in all but four counties: Kitsap, Mason, Island and Douglas.

Drilling down deeper into the newly released precinct-level data for King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties, you can see support for I-1100 was strongest on the Eastside - it won in places like Bellevue, Sammamish and Woodinville.

The highest 'yes' vote in King County came from Clyde Hill, where 61 percent of voters wanted more convenience in stocking their liquor cabinets.

But the measure lost in Seattle (55 percent 'no' vote), Tacoma, Everett, Auburn, Kent, Shoreline and other urban/suburban cities - though there were pockets of support in most places.

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