Updated election results released Wednesday night showed little changes in the state’s major races.
The GMO food labeling initiative was being rejected with 54 percent of the voters opposing Initiative 522, while 46 percent voted in support. The ballot measure would have required labels on food made with genetically modified ingredients.
Initiative 517, the so-called “initiative on initiatives,” was being soundly rejected with 61 percent of voters against the measure. Only 39 percent voted in support. The measure would give petition-gatherers a year to collect signatures and make it a crime to harass signature-gatherers.
In the 26th District Senate race, Republican Jan Angel is ahead of Democrat Nathan Schlicher, 52 to 48 percent. Angel is up by 1,237 votes in the close race.
In the 7th District Senate race, challenger Brian Dansel leads Sen. John Smith, 54 to 46 percent. Both are Republicans in northeastern corner of Washington. Dansel was ahead Wednesday by 1,745 votes.