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August 8, 2019

Affirmative action will be on the ballot

OLYMPIA (AP) — A measure that seeks to repeal an initiative to restore affirmative action in Washington state will be on the November ballot.

The secretary of state's office said Wednesday that it certified Referendum 88 for the general election. The opponents of Initiative 1000, which passed the Legislature in April, had 90 days to gather 129,811 valid signatures to force a public vote. The referendum campaign submitted more than 213,000 signatures.

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