King County Elections said of the 1,242 ballots counted Tuesday night, there were 836 ‘yes’ votes to recall Sun and 405 ‘no’ votes.
However, that’s just a bit less than half of the registered voters in the city. There were 2,950 registered voters in Pacific as of June 24, King County Elections said.
As ballot-counting proceeds, results will be updated again at 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, Thursday and then on July 3. Final results will be posted at noon July 9.
The Washington state Supreme Court found that Sun violated his oath of office by trying to use the police department as his own personal force and that he jeopardized the city’s insurance coverage.
Sun has also been named in a civil lawsuit over allegations of corruption and incompetence. The city’s former police chief and four officers who were either fired or forced out filed the lawsuit.
Sun was elected mayor on Nov. 8, 2011, as a write-in candidate.