Primary election early results

The initial ballot counts are in for the City Council primary election, and the results point to some surprisingly clear signs as to who will advance to the November general election. Here is the link to King County’s election results, which were posted at 8:15 tonight and will be updated at 4:00pm every day until the final results are certified on August 20. City-wide, 138,171 ballots had been returned as of 6:00pm this evening (two hours before the deadline), and 110,961 (80.3%) were tabulated in tonight’s results — leaving 27,210 received but uncounted and an unknown number between those dropped …

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Endorsements are coming in fast and furious for the Council election races

I’ve been trying to stay out of the election fray, but I will jump in momentarily to point out that with the primary election about six weeks away, organizations have begun announcing endorsements. Just in the past 36 hours, we’ve heard announcements from the 43rd District Democrats, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Martin Luther King County Labor Council. There are some surprises.

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