Cary Moon, who came in second to Jenny Durkan after Tuesday night's primary returns, widened her lead over Nikkita Oliver today, according to a second batch of returns released by King County.
Moon, an urban planner, has 16,168, or 15.57 percent, of votes counted as of this afternoon, up from 15.56 percent last night. Activist and attorney Oliver has 13.81 percent of votes. Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan continues to lead the mayoral primary with 32,376 votes, or 31.52 percent.
King County has tallied about 104,635 ballots, about 22.57 percent of registered voters. The county originally projected a 38 percent turnout.
In a statement, Moon did not claim victory yet. "As an engineer, I want to make sure we have our facts right, and as a coalition builder I respect the positions of my fellow candidates," she said. "It’s going to take all of us working together to ensure our city’s future is not sold to the highest bidder. Let’s see what tomorrow’s counts show us.”
Oliver did not immediately respond to request for comment.
In the competitive race for City Council Position 8, primary night runner-up Jon Grant maintained a 1 percent lead over Sara Nelson, a good sign that he'll advance to the general.
Today's results included a portion of morning drop box returns, but did not include any ballots picked up at the 8 pm deadline, according to county officials. It also didn't include snail mail votes received by elections workers this morning.
"We should have a really good picture Thursday or Friday," said a spokesperson for the department.