@GreenWater, this is precisely the point that I made 6 days ago in comment number 3.
I know she inserted some weasel words ("Did youth violence lose Nickels the election? That's probably going too far."), but the basic premise of Claudia's article is faulty because of the actual "primary election results from Southeast Seattle. Residents there gave MORE VOTES to Nickels than they did to Mallahan, McGinn, or any other mayoral candidate."
I included a link to an article by Peter Masundire posted in the Rainier Valley Post 15 days ago (the link was gobbled). Here is the link again: http://bit.ly/OGXnD
Your link to this morning's Seattle Times article says the same thing.