Not that it matters anymore, but King County Elections released another batch this afternoon, further padding Kshama Sawant's lead. After winning 56.7 percent of today's batch of 4,581 ballots, Sawant now leads 16-year incumbent city council member Richard Conlin 50.46 percent to 49.29 percent and 2,289 votes. There are about 4,300 ballots left to count.
It's an incredibly stunning late-ballot turnaround. On election night, Conlin led Sawant 53.56 percent to 46.13. Sawant's 8.6 point late-ballot swing will forever change the way we evaluate election night results.
Meanwhile down in SeaTac, the $15 minimum wage Prop 1 continues to cling onto a slim lead as the ballot bins run dry. Prop 1 is now passing by a 46-vote margin with about 115 ballots left to count.
FYI, if you're looking to celebrate Sawant's victory and the $15 minimum wage issue she campaigned on, join Sawant and hundreds of supporters at a victory rally, Sunday, 2:30 p.m., at SEIU Local 775NW Headquarters Auditorium, 215 Columbia Street in Seattle. Geo of Blue Scholars will be performing. Doors open at 2 p.m.: "$10 suggested donation (no one turned away)."