Photos from Monday afternoon’s swearing-in ceremony

This afternoon, Council members Herbold, Morales, Pedersen, Juarez, Strauss and Lewis took their oath of office and deliver some prepared remarks (Sawant will take her oath of office next week, but addressed the audience today too). Also, Lorena Gonzalez was elected Council President by her peers. Here is a gallery of photos from this afternoon’s swearing-in ceremony and the new Council’s first meeting.  

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Day 2 election results

King County Elections released an update to the elections tally late this afternoon. But it’s clear that most of their day-2 efforts have been on sorting and verifying ballots, rather than counting them: they logged an additional 60,000 Seattle votes received since 6pm last night, but only counted about 13,000 of them. Not surprisingly, this afternoon’s City Council race results are not terribly different than last night’s. But with another 87,500 ballots ready to count and more trickling in through the mail, we’re likely to see much more substantial changes over the next two days. Most interesting so far has …

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