Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jul 15 2005

OLYMPIA—Attorney General Rob McKenna today released the following statement regarding a U.S. District Court judge’s decision to strike down Washington’s voter-approved “top two” primary as unconstitutional:

“We strongly believe the ‘top two’ primary, adopted by Washington voters last fall, meets the constitutional standards set by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Attorney General’s Office is reviewing today’s ruling and we plan to appeal the case to the 9th Circuit.”

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