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Socialist candidate Sawant takes 41-vote lead over Conlin for City Council

SEATTLE — Socialist candidate Kshama Sawant took a lead over City Councilman Richard Conlin for the first time – albeit, by a razor-thin 41 votes —  in the race for City Council Position No. 2, the latest election returns showed Tuesday.

sawantAs of the latest vote count at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Savant had 79,751 votes to Conlin’s 79,710.

Conlin’s lead continues to decrease with late counting.

It is unknown how many ballots are left to be counted, but late ballots often trend left, analysts say.

Sawant would be the first socialist candidate elected to the  City Council in its history.

Another vote count will be released at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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2 comments

  • The World is Ending

    If she gets her way all business will suffer greatly. So how is she going to go about the city taking over all the business and everyone's money and property so it can be equally distributed?

  • Here's hoping

    It's about time! It would be nice to have someone in office who isn't bought and paid for by corporations looking to loot the community for personal gain.