With just a day to go before the final vote tally is finalized, mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver gained slightly more ground on Cary Moon, but it still looks like Moon will be the number two spot on the November ballot. Mayoral frontrunner Jenny Durkan's portion of the vote remained the same at 27.9 percent.
Moon's lead over Oliver narrowed to 1,197 votes, just 25 votes thinner than Moon's lead as of Friday afternoon. The county has just 55 more ballots to consider county-wide, according to the Elections Office, and Seattle votes typically make up 40 percent of that total.
Both Nikkita Oliver and Jenny Durkan's campaigns have been chasing ballots that may have had signature challenges, and individual voters have until 4:30 p.m. Monday to resolve those challenges. As of Friday, 1,275 challenged ballots remained, but King County Elections did not have an updated total for today. A spokesperson from King County Elections said that the office will do another count tonight, but won't post results until tomorrow.
Cary Moon has not yet declared a victory in the primary, despite near certainty that she's got the second November slot. Today, Nikkita Oliver's campaign announced a press conference after tomorrow's finalized vote count, where Oliver and the People's Party "will be outlining next steps and upcoming plans for the immediate general election and beyond."
So, not very exciting new news today. But check out this map of neighborhood mayoral favorites created by King County Elections below.
We dived into the data to see how Seattle neighborhoods voted for mayor on Primary Election Night: https://t.co/GpdtymhRne #SEAMayor pic.twitter.com/RsOVwNlcWi
— King Co Elections (@kcelections) August 14, 2017