ELECTION 2019: New results; many ballots left to count

checkbox.jpg3:45 PM: Just in from King County Elections, the second count of results from last night’s election. In the City Council District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) race, Lisa Herbold is still narrowly leading Phil Tavel, 10,047 votes to 9,337 votes – 51.65% to 48.0%.

4:05 PM: Note that there are still many ballots to count. In District 1, today’s count added 1,709 ballots to last night’s total (go here to see the first night results). More than 12,000 D-1 ballots remain. And KC Elections says “bigger results drops” – counts – are coming over the next two days. Meantime, nothing changed in the other council races; the only other district with fewer than 1,000 votes separating the candidates is District 7, and it’s very close – Jim Pugel now has a 20-vote lead over Andrew Lewis, down from 203 last night.

4:54 PM: To answer a question in comments, what’s linked above are just the King County numbers – so if you are looking for the statewide initiatives, you have to go to the Secretary of State website. The latest on I-976 is here, still passing with 55% approval; the latest on R-88 is here, still narrowly being rejected. Here’s our earlier followup on local leaders’ plans to challenge 976 in court.

12 Replies to "ELECTION 2019: New results; many ballots left to count"

  • buddy November 6, 2019 (4:12 pm)

    are the results for 976 in the linked document reversed?

  • Nolan November 6, 2019 (4:22 pm)

    Thank you for the summary! For the D1 race, would you be willing to add the previous day’s count for easier comparison? Yesterday’s post put Herbold at 51.2% (9,144 votes) to Tavel’s 48.3% (8,614 votes).

  • Scott November 6, 2019 (5:06 pm)

    Raise your hand if you are THRILLED not to be a politician!!!  

  • Reality November 6, 2019 (9:25 pm)

    > … many ballots *left* to count

    I see what you did there.  Go Kshama, Go!

    • Peter November 7, 2019 (8:43 am)

      Go away Kshama, go away!

  • Me November 7, 2019 (8:34 am)

    Are we really stuck with her again…..

  • Lola November 7, 2019 (9:16 am)

    Me,It depends on who SHE is?  If it is Kshama then No we are not stuck with her, if you mean Herbold, then yes it looks like it, unless they find a box of ballot’s that they did not count yet?

    • WSB November 7, 2019 (9:39 am)

      As noted above, there are thousands of ballots still to be counted.

  • Scott Collins November 7, 2019 (8:44 pm)

    By my math only about 2/3 of the votes have been counted (it says 12, to go, and approx. 20k total between Herbold and with a gap of about 800.  In other words, Tavel would need around 55% of the remaining (I’m swagging this so you math nerds please don’t pipe up!!::) which is unlikely.  Unfortunately.  

  • Richard Maloney November 8, 2019 (4:31 am)

    As the ballots continue to be counted, I cannot help but think the Seattle voters just stated their opinion of Amazon and what’s left of this City.

    High housing costs?  Amazon.

    Crowded roads? Amazon.

    Refusal to pay its fair share of its massive income in taxes?  Amazon.

    Thank you, fellow Seattlites. Amazon has helped to ruin the livability of this City.  These results show I’m not alone in my thoughts.

  • Mj November 8, 2019 (8:46 am)

    Richard – is Amazon responsible for the City allowing decrepit RV’s to park on the streets, prolific drug use, theft and vandalism also?

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