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SEATAC — As supporters of a $15 minimum wage for workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport declared victory Tuesday, opponents made clear the fight is far from over.
Common Sense SeaTac, a business-backed political committee opposed to SeaTac Proposition 1’s $15 minimum wage, said it will ask for a recount by hand to ensure “the most accurate possible” results.
The announcement came on the same day the King County Canvassing Board ruled that Proposition 1 officially won by 77 votes out of 6,003.
The Nov. 5 ballot measure calls for an hourly minimum wage of $15 for thousands of hospitality and transportation workers in SeaTac starting Jan. 1.
The state’s election law does not require a recount for closely contested ballot initiatives, but the losing side can pay to have one done. The cost of a hand recount is 25 cents a ballot, or about $1,500 for Proposition 1.