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November 12, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Sawant pulls ahead of Conlin in Seattle council race

Socialist challenger Kshama Sawant pulled narrowly ahead of longtime Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin in updated vote totals released Tuesday afternoon. Sawant, the first socialist to make a general election for Seattle City Council in 22 years, led Conlin by 41 votes — 79,751 to 79,710 — in the latest update. That translates to a 49.91…


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August 6, 2013 at 5:54 PM

King County expects low voter turnout, results about 8:15 p.m.

Logan Trabue bundles ballots at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton during the state primaries Tuesday morning. (John Lok / The Seattle Times) Workers process ballots at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton on Tuesday afternoon. (John Lok / The Seattle Times) With Seattle’s mayoral race and a King County parks levy hanging…


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July 9, 2013 at 2:58 PM

It’s official: Pacific Mayor Cy Sun booted from office

Voters in the small town of Pacific have officially kicked Mayor Cy Sun out of office, completing one of the few successful recalls of a citywide official in Washington in recent years. About 950 voters — 65.4 percent — chose to recall Sun, according to final election results released Tuesday by King County Elections. About…


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November 7, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Little change in governor’s race after more ballots released

Update, 7 p.m. Rob McKenna improved his standing in King County in updated vote tallies released Wednesday evening, but he still trailed Jay Inslee in the race for governor. McKenna took 40.6 percent of the 51,608 ballots counted Wednesday, an improvement on the 36.94 percent he had among the roughly 555,000 counted Tuesday. But Inslee still increased his…


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August 7, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Election cam: Ho Hum, night night

Producers of hot new TV shows for the next few seasons have nothing to fear from King County Elections’ election cams. Not yet anyway. To its credit, the King County Election department believes in government transparency,  at the moment, perhaps a little too much of it. As of 6:50 this evening, Primary Election Night, the…


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