King County has posted another batch of results from last night's election. They've counted another 36,000 ballots and have about 63,000 countywide left to go. Here's what we know:
SHERIFF: Major Mitzi Johanknecht, who challenged incumbent King County Sheriff John Urquhart and led in last night's first ballot drop, is still ahead with 52.6 percent of the vote. Johanknecht widened her lead from about 9,900 votes to about 15,800.
BURIEN: Just south of Seattle, Trumpian immigration policies are playing out in city council elections. A slate of candidates labeling themselves “Burien Proud, Burien First” faced a slate of progressives in races that were too close to call last night. With today’s drop, two of the three progressives—Nancy Tosta and Krystal Marx—lead the “Burien First” candidates. Tosta has a solid 12 point/803-vote lead, but Marx leads by only FIVE VOTES. In the third race, progressive Jimmy Matta trails Debi Wagner with 49 percent of the vote. Matta is 141 votes behind Wagner.
PORT OF SEATTLE: The results in two of three port commission races were clear last night, but the one between incumbent John Creighton and lefty challenger Ryan Calkins was still in play. Today's new results show Calkins still trailing, but he closed the gap slightly. Last night, he was behind by about 7,400 votes; today it's about 6,500.
MAYOR: Jenny Durkan grew her Tuesday night lead ahead of opponent Cary Moon. Moon inched up with a vote share that is .4 percent more than she had Tuesday, but Durkan expanded her vote count lead. Despite conventional wisdom that later voters lean left, Durkan expanded her lead over Moon from about 22,500 votes to about 25,000. Durkan leads with about 60 percent of the total vote so far.
CITY COUNCIL: Incumbent Lorena González and newcomer Teresa Mosqueda both broke 60 percent Tuesday and widened their leads today. González now leads by about 40,900 votes and Mosqueda by 26,200.
THE 45TH LD: Over on the Eastside, Democrats won a pivotal state senate race Tuesday and secured their control of the state legislature. An update to those results today showed Democrat Manka Dhingra easily holding her lead over Republican Jinyoung Lee Englund 55.4 percent to 44.6 percent.