Wow. This evening’s King County ballet drop has just made Seattle City Council Position 2 race much more interesting!
Socialist Kshama Sawant has just taken the lead over the formerly unbeatable Richard Conlin. The current tally is 79,751 votes (49.91%) for Sawant to 79,710 votes (49.88%) for Conlin. That’s a
14 41 vote edge for Sawant.
We still have some way to go (14 more days) until the election results must be certified by King County. If I am reading the spreadsheet correctly, 26,878 (or about 14.4%) of the ballots remain to be counted in this race. The trend has favored Sawant in the later ballots.
“First they came with a statue, and I said nothing….“