ELECTION 2021: What’s changed, as the vote count continues

checkbox.jpgSix days after the primary election, vote-counting continues. After today’s count, here’s where things stand:

SEATTLE MAYOR – Still former City Councilmember Bruce Harrell and current City Council President Lorena González advancing to the general election, but they’re a lot closer than they were in the first count – Harrell now has 34.1%, González 32.1%. He was almost 10 points ahead on Election night.

SEATTLE CITY ATTORNEY – Incumbent Pete Holmes conceded Friday, and today’s count had no reason for him to rethink that. Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, who wants to end prosecution of misdemeanors (those are the crimes that go through the City Attorney’s Office, not felonies) leads with 36.3%, while private attorney Ann Davison is at 32.7%; Holmes has 30.7%.

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL POSITION 8 – Incumbent Teresa Mosqueda is up to 59.4%, while her apparent challenger in November will be Kenneth Wilson (16.2%), a bridge engineer who believes the West Seattle Bridge could be partly reopened immediately.

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL POSITION 9 – Community organizer/cultural worker/artist/attorney Nikkita Oliver is now in the lead over brewery owner Sara Nelson, 40.15% to 39.52%; Nelson led by seven points on Election Night.

KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE – Incumbent Dow Constantine is now just under 20% ahead of State Sen. Joe Nguyen, 51.9% to 32.4%; it was a 23-point lead on Election Night.

WHAT’S NEXT – Once-per-weekday results updates continue until the election is certified a week from tomorrow (Tuesday, August 17th)

27 Replies to "ELECTION 2021: What's changed, as the vote count continues"

  • Mellow Kitty August 10, 2021 (8:29 am)

    This makes me sad. 

    • Brian August 10, 2021 (9:13 am)

      Which part specifically?

      • Mellow Kitty August 10, 2021 (12:13 pm)

        People wanting change by voting for the – um – same people, or clones of the same people. It’s all just a copy of a copy of a copy. 

      • WTF August 10, 2021 (5:08 pm)

        It’s not obvious to you?

  • Vincent August 10, 2021 (8:47 am)

    NTK wants all nearly all crimes on Alki to go without prosecution.Same with cat theftsProblem solved, don’t bother calling.At least a 3rd of voters in the election agree.

  • Jansen August 10, 2021 (8:57 am)

    Bummed about Echohawk but I guess that means I’ll vote for Gonzales now. Happy about Mosqueda. VERY happy about Nikkita taking the lead. They were my mayor candidate a few years back. Bummed Joe Nguyen didn’t get more votes but happy he shrunk the gap. Dow must go.  Happy to head about Thomas-Kennedy edging out more votes though!

    • Wsres August 10, 2021 (1:14 pm)

      I am bummed about Echohawk too, but now I will be voting for Harrell. We need some balance in the city leadership since it looks like we are stuck without common sense again…

      • Jansen August 11, 2021 (10:23 am)

        Harrell has too much Durkan stink for my liking. He’s the same ol same ol. 

  • MrsT August 10, 2021 (9:07 am)

    This makes me happy!! 

  • TJ August 10, 2021 (9:48 am)

    That Nikkita Oliver and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy are leading their races is a sad commentary for this city. The comment threads on crime stories on here are constantly dominated by people complaining about lenient treatment of criminals, yet not only do people vote in the establishment who let it get to this point, they actually vote in worse extremists. I hate it too, but accepted the fact a few years ago that Seattle is dominated by people who think many criminals are victims of something and don’t deserve punishment. Luckily I am at a point financially at 49 where I will be moving to Arizona in a couple months. 

    • Michael Ostrogorsky August 10, 2021 (1:21 pm)

      Sorry Seattle isn’t becoming the Police State you so desperately wish. Better luck in Arizona! 

    • Jeepney August 10, 2021 (1:28 pm)

      I have several friends who are voting for Oliver, and when I ask them what makes her the best candidate, they tell me it’s because she is “not the status quo”.  When I ask them to list her qualifications to be an effective council member,  they don’t state accomplishments or achievements, only ideals.  We as a city deserve better.

      • MrsT August 10, 2021 (2:44 pm)

        https://nikkitafornine.com/ Here’s the link to their campaign account. Feel free to read up.

        • anoninstl August 10, 2021 (4:14 pm)

          Her stance is pie in the sky and she doesn’t seem to ever want to admit that sometimes you can provide the assistance and people are still just going to commit crimes. Not everything can be blamed on failed systems.  If the insistence is only that we need to put programs in place and there is never any accountability Seattle is only going to get worse.Seattle spends far too much of its revenue on cops and courts, while our communities lack basic necessities. City policies can change to invest in human needs. We must address the root causes of harm, invest in culturally responsive community-led care solutions, and stop punishing people for the failures of the system.

      • Jansen August 11, 2021 (10:28 am)

        This is just flat wrong. They have great policies and most do go against the norm in this city. My wife and I both voted for Oliver. They should be mayor but I am happy with the citywide position. Glad CHANGE is coming. We need to address the housing and mental illness crisis from a compassionate and logical standpoint and not the Durkan status quo. 

    • zark00 August 10, 2021 (3:20 pm)

      not an airport, no need to announce your departure.

    • High Point August 10, 2021 (4:21 pm)

      The WSB comment section is dominated by a very vocal minority. It obviously doesn’t represent the typical Seattle voter. 

    • Jansen August 11, 2021 (10:24 am)

      Don’t let the door hit you! I voted for candidates that would DEFUND SPD as I see them causing more problems than helping. 

    • Michael Hock August 11, 2021 (3:49 pm)

      You won’t be missed!

  • Texas Tom August 10, 2021 (11:19 am)

    Yes, let’s effectively legalize all misdemeanors.  What could possibly go wrong?

    • Auntie August 10, 2021 (5:19 pm)

      Oh, yes – let’s allow these minor crimes to go unpunished so that the wrong-doers just get away with it over and over and over again, while the rest of us pay for their bad behavior by way of higher costs and loss of personal property. What is this – the Wild Wild West where everyone just gets away with whatever they can? Sure seems that way to me. Just another example of criminals having more rights than tax-paying, law-abiding citizens.

  • Medium August 10, 2021 (4:56 pm)

    This city attorneys main job is Pasadena misdemeanor crime. If that’s not what you want to do, then don’t run for the position. Seattle needs some law and order. The pendulum has swung too far.

  • Mel August 10, 2021 (5:57 pm)

    We’re more doomed than I thought. Ugh.

  • Medium August 10, 2021 (7:39 pm)

    You get what you vote for. I can’t imagine how it could get worse but that could be the direction Seattle voters choose. I have always respected the outcome of elections but there has been such a low turn out it doesn’t seem that the people are really speaking.

  • 1994 August 10, 2021 (10:16 pm)

    I hope more voters will participate for the November election.  I used my democracy vouchers for the first time, after the primary.  Ken Wilson should come talk with West Seattle residents – or put out some mailers. 

  • Jansen August 11, 2021 (10:26 am)

    Vocal minority is always the one most present on comment boards. I am VERY happy with these results! Especially Oliver. They are the smartest politician I have ever had the honor of meeting. 

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