As ballots are counted, a handful of races across western Washington are still under close watch and a clear winner isn’t so clear.
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Incumbent Kshama Sawant appeared to be in trouble Tuesday and Wednesday, but made up some ground in the latest vote tally on Thursday evening. However, her opponent, Egan Orion, still leads in the Seattle City Council District race (51% to 49%), but only by 739 votes.
Orion says he’s optimistic. He wrote, in part:
“Unfortunately this election remains too close to call and it is going to be close … We are hopeful our work on the ground will pay off so that District 3 can get the local representation it deserves. Stay tuned!”
Also, in Seattle, the Seattle City Council District 7 race is a tight one. Andrew Lewis is only 365 votes ahead of Jim Pugel, as of Thursday night (51% to 49%).
King County Elections tweeted Thursday after its results were posted that it had about 182,000 ballots left to count countywide — 73,000 for Seattle. Of those Seattle ballots, it estimated that about 13,000 remain for District 3 and 10,000 for District 7. The other five districts were in a similar situation.
Referendum 88 — the affirmative action measure — is close with a spread of 27,737 votes statewide. Voters are rejecting R-88 (51% to 49%).
But perhaps nothing is as close as Prop. 1 — a property tax levy in Medina where the vote count is 474 people approve, 484 reject — a 10 vote

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