After this afternoon’s added ballot count put Kshama Sawant 1,640 votes ahead of Councilmember Richard Conlin, he has just conceded. Here’s a tweet from Seattle Times (WSB partner) reporter Brian Rosenthal:
Standing behind Conlin at concession: Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Sally Bagshaw pic.twitter.com/oTVSwIDvwd
— Brian M. Rosenthal (@brianmrosenthal) November 16, 2013
See the newest vote total for this race here. Another note of interest: Though it’s not close enough to change the outcome, the gap has tightened in the mayor’s race since election night, and it’s now 52 percent for Ed Murray, 47 percent for Mike McGinn.