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Where do the anti-tunnel Seattleites live?
Posted by Beth Kaiman
From Staff Reporter Justin Mayo:
Seattle voters gave a strong go-ahead to the Highway 99 tunnel last month, with 58 percent showing support for the project.
On Friday, King County Elections released results of the Aug. 16 primary, broken down by precinct.
The strongest (pro-tunnel) support for Seattle Referendum 1 came from wealthier, waterfront neighborhoods, where some precincts voted to approve the measure by more than 70 percent. These include Laurelhurst, View Ridge, Madison Park and Mount Baker. The measure also received strong support in downtown precincts.
The strongest anti-tunnel sentiment was seen in more liberal parts of the city: Capitol Hill, South Park/Delridge and pockets around Greenwood/Ballard/Fremont all voted to reject Referendum 1.
Turnout across the city was 36 percent. Generally, precincts that voted to approve the measure had higher turnout than those that rejected it.
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