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Washingtonians Say No to Race Based University Quotas At The Polls

Washington State voters rejected an affirmative action initiative on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

This initiative, I-1000,  would have restored affirmative action in public college admissions.

According to Inside Higher Ed, “The latest vote totals are 48.23 percent in favor of restoring affirmative action, and 51.77 opposed.”

Back in 1998, voter-approved I-200 banned the consideration of racial and ethnic preferences in 1998, however the Washington State Legislature voted earlier this year to lift the ban. This subsequently led to a petition drive to put the issue on the ballot.

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Based on state election results, the measure passed in only three of the state’s counties and lost by wide margins in […]

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