Conservative group sues Whatcom County over ballot measure

A conservative activist and his organization are suing Whatcom County to take a proposal off the Nov. 3 ballot that would redraw the county’s political districts. The civil complaint, filed Wednesday, Aug. 5, in Skagit County Superior Court by financial adviser Dick Donahue and his group, Common Threads Northwest , says a proposal to divide the county into five districts violates county rules because it specifies how those districts would be drawn.