ELECTION UPDATE: Counting’s done in the recount, and it looks like final-final result will be Councilmember-Elect Herbold

9:54 AM: King County Elections confirms this morning that the actual counting has concluded in the by-hand recount of the first-ever Seattle City Council District 1 race. “The tallying portion of the recount is done, but there is still additional reconciliation work to do,” KCE’s Kim van Ekstrom tells WSB. By multiple accounts, the “tallying” left Lisa Herbold on top; you’ll recall that she had a 39-vote lead over Shannon Braddock when the official results were certified a week and a half ago. That was a close-enough margin for a mandatory recount by hand, and the vote counting started, and finished, yesterday. Publicola reports that Braddock already has called Herbold to congratulate her. KC Elections says the final certification is still scheduled for Monday, and promises an update on that later today. (WSB photo from Herbold’s Election Night party)

10:28 AM: From KCE via e-mail: “An official announcement on the outcome of the recount will be made on Monday, Dec. 7 by 2:30 p.m. following the Canvass Board meeting at 1:00 p.m.”

15 Replies to "ELECTION UPDATE: Counting's done in the recount, and it looks like final-final result will be Councilmember-Elect Herbold"

  • JRamels December 4, 2015 (10:32 am)

    Congratulations to Lisa. She will be a great councilmember for West Seattle, and the city.

  • SW December 4, 2015 (11:14 am)

    Too bad – another quasi socialist on the city council

  • colleen December 4, 2015 (12:00 pm)


  • Duano December 4, 2015 (12:05 pm)

    sw: as opposed to a quasi building industry puppet?

  • AMD December 4, 2015 (12:06 pm)

    Congrats, Lisa!

  • me December 4, 2015 (1:24 pm)

    Fantastic! Let this be a lesson – every vote counts! Proud socialist here.

  • We need more housing not less December 4, 2015 (2:56 pm)

    Herbold’s good on many issues, but she will definitely be hearing from me when the socialist bloc tries to push linkage fees and rent control that will suppress development raise everyone’s housing costs.

  • Mr E December 4, 2015 (2:59 pm)

    Hip-hip hooray to Lisa and quasi-socialism!

  • felixswan2 December 4, 2015 (3:54 pm)

    Yay! Glad to hear this!

  • Mr B December 4, 2015 (7:08 pm)

    A dark day for West Seattle.

  • SGreer December 5, 2015 (1:23 am)

    A bright, beautiful, and refreshing day- and future- for West Seattle!! Thank you Lisa, for your compassionate leadership!

  • AIDM December 5, 2015 (7:38 am)

    Please represent the immediate school, transportation and crime needs of West Seattle and not nebulous political issues that we so often waste our time on. As a resident of West Seattle, there is nothing that effects me more than bridge traffic, lack of viable public transportation, having my kids assigned to a poorly performing elementary school, and trying to prevent the burglaries that everyone on my block has been a victim of. I know its not a sexy platform, but its what our West Seattle representative should focus on.

  • DH December 5, 2015 (7:53 pm)

    Great News! Go democratic socialism.

  • Duano December 7, 2015 (11:07 am)

    It occurs to me that all these “push more building’ on to West Seattle, don’t actually live in West Seattle. How could you want more congestion in our neighborhood with absolutely no plan to alleviate it? Therefore if you don’t live in West Seattle then you didn’t vote in our city counsel election and therefore your opinion not only means nothing to us West Seattlites but it’s “quasi” dangerous to our way of life here on the peninsula.

    In a related topic, how has all this record pace building kept rents at reasonable rates? The building has out-paced people moving to Seattle yet along with record building has been record rent hikes. Explain to me in real world concepts how more building = affordable rents. Because it just ain’t happenin’!

    Go Herbold!

  • ws_suzanne December 8, 2015 (5:33 am)

    Duano — Thank you for articulating the development vs affordable housing and congestion conundrum so clearly.

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