''The overall error rate is 11.72 percent, barely up from 11.68 percent, which we reported Friday. In order to make the November statewide ballot, the referendum's overall rejection rate must not go over 12.4 percent.''
Brian Zylstra writing on the blog for the Secretary of State which indicates that over 103,000 signatures have been checked for R-71, a referendum which seeks to overturn the recently adopted law extending the rights of gay and lesbian domestic partnerships -- a law also known as the ''everything but marriage'' law. Hope for a defeat is fading since just a few thousand more signatures are needed to be called valid for the anti-gay group's effort to qualify for the November ballot. (Washington Secretary of State)