I-1240, the charter schools initiative, passed with barely 50 percent of the vote, and only after a handful of billionaires outspent their opponents 20 to 1. That's what the editors describe as the "voters' embrace of charter schools." It's an abuse of language that would make Goebbels proud and have Orwell rolling over in his grave.
The initiative also failed in King County, the Seattle Times home market. Not that they give a shit about the will of their own readers.