Second drop breaks strongly for McGinn

King County Elections just dropped another 19,562 Seattle ballots, and these went strongly for Mike McGinn, 53.2% to 46.8% for Joe Mallahan, once again doubling McGinn’s lead to a 2,384 vote margin.

Mike McGinn85,41650.31%
Joe Mallahan83,03248.91%

Based on today’s earlier drop, I think it’s fair to say that this is the trend we had all expected, and that Mike McGinn has just been elected Seattle’s new mayor.

UPDATE:
What I said yesterday:

With today’s drop, KCE should have finally worked its way through the ballots it had already received and sorted as of 5PM Friday, and while ballots are not necessarily tallied in any sort of chronological order, we can be somewhat certain that the remaining ballots consist mostly of those that were mailed during the final days of the campaign. So if there is a trend, liberal or conservative, for McGinn or for Mallahan, it should start making itself known tomorrow.

And it did. This thing’s over.

Comments

  1. 2

    [Some other] Steve spews:

    Looks like Seattle has a new overlord, now let’s see if he’ll chain himself to the Viaduct to stop it from going.

    I kid I know he won’t.

  2. 3

    Thor spews:

    It is over. Mallahan and all of us who reluctantly supported him over McGinn owe McGinn our sincere congratulations.

    You’ve got to respect a guy who pulled this off with what he had to work with.

    Let’s hope he’ll do something just as stunningly successful for the people of the City as Mayor.

  3. 4

    spews:

    It is over. Mallahan and all of us who reluctantly supported him over McGinn owe McGinn our sincere congratulations.

    No, he will congradulate himself enough for all of us, that ego was pretty common among all the candidates.

    I owe him nothing but a paycheck.

    You’ve got to respect a guy who pulled this off with what he had to work with.

    I agree with this. He won a very close race with plenty of volunteers, and in-kind alternative media support. He won the likes if Goldy, the Strangler, and Publicola over, and they gladly provided opposition voices to the Seattle Times.

    Let’s hope he’ll do something just as stunningly successful for the people of the City as Mayor.

    Yes, we have to hope, as most other indications are that the council is faking power back, hand he has very little support at the state level.
    Provincial work he is in favor of is what he should popularize in the press, since that is the extent of his positive influence.
    His negative influence will have intergovernmemtal conflicts that will have power taken away from him. He even said that the Seattle Mayor does not manage the state’s tunnel project, they will hold him to his word.

    For me I will have to inventory the provincial ideas I am in favor of, and see where I can find common ground. Beyond that, I got nothin’ for him.
    This is a reflection of what I see Mayor McGinn to be, and why I voted against him.
    Come Monday afternoon I will start looking forward four years to the next slate of candidates (as will the people that chose not to run).

  4. 6

    Cato the Younger Younger spews:

    I would expect Mallahan to concede to McGinn after Monday’s drop of votes,

  5. 7

    worf spews:

    It’s refreshing that just once the rich guy with no civic experience who suddenly thought it would be cool to be in politics lost.
    Just sayin’

  6. 8

    Chris Stefan spews:

    @4
    Well the most powerful elected official in Seattle (Council President Conlin) backs the broad outlines of many of McGinn’s proposals such as a possible City-funded Westside rail transit line.

    One irony is McGinn may end up with a much better working relationship with the Council than Nickles had. This may help in relations with the State and County as the Mayor’s office and the Council will hopefully be on the same page for a change.