King County Elections just announced it will be releasing two batches of votes today, instead of the usual one. The first batch will drop at 4:30, as usual; the second, between 9 and 10 pm. The two drops will add about 100,000 ballots to the countywide total, leaving about 50,000 on hand waiting to be counted. Given the closeness of the current vote for Seattle mayor, however (515 votes as of yesterday), barring a big reversal today, a mandatory recount or legal challenge by the losing campaign seems almost inevitable.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Seattle Mayoral: "Two Batches of Votes Today! Um, Yay?"
Erica C. Barnett (Publicola):