Wednesdays results for Seattle mayor continue to have Bruce Harrell leading M. Lorena González, 64.40% to 35.60%, with 151,728 votes cast.
Mayor Jenny Durkan decided to not run for re-election on Dec. 7, 2020.
At a post-election rally, Harrell declared victory, saying, “Well, I listen to my political consultants and they say there’s no way there’s a path to victory for her, given that significant lead.”
When asked if he was calling it, Harrell said, “I say, why not? Why don’t I call it. What’s wrong with that?”
Additionally, after the results from the initial election night returns were revealed, González released the following statement:
“Tonight’s results, and the fact that the votes of so many of our voters, who tend to vote at the very end, have not been counted means we may not know until late in the week or next week who the next mayor will be. We respect every vote as equal regardless as to when it was cast and we will not prejudge the outcome.
Our campaign is grateful for the support of hundreds of diverse organizations and people coming together in an intersectional movement - labor unions and environmental groups; renters and working people; small business owners and child care providers; Black, Latino, and Indigenous people; people of all ages and our wonderful LGTBQ community. We come together because we believe in Seattle and want to work together to create a city where every single one of us has a place and a seat at the table.”
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