Washington Gambling on Tribal Land, Initiative 651 (1995)

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The Washington Gambling on Tribal Land Initiative', also known as Initiative 651, was on the November 7, 1995, ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed unrestricted gambling on tribal lands in the state.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 651 (1995)
Defeatedd No1,010,78774.24%
Yes 350,708 25.76%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the state enter into compacts with Indian tribes providing for unrestricted gambling on Indian lands within the state's borders?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 651 was filed on February 28, 1995, by John Kieffer of Fruitland. 267,401 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 'Office of the Secretary of State, "1995 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 30, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 29, 2013