Sammamish Comment has created a visual of the day-by-day election tally for the Sammamish City Council.
As votes were counted, the spread increased imperceptibly but steadily between Christie Malchow and Mark Cross and between Tom Hornish and Tom Vance. Vance’s “faint hope” for a win and his prediction to the Sammamish Review that the final outcome will be “much closer” than last Monday simply don’t hold up. Hornish’s lead continues to build.
The Comment reported on election night that historically the final outcome is within 1%-2% of election night. This pattern continues. All results fall within this band so far, closer to the 1% than to the 2%. Click on the following images isolate from text and then again to enlarge.
Through last night 10,418 ballots had been returned from Sammamish–only three additional ballots came in over the weekend. There were 10,205 ballots “ready for counting,” most of which obviously have already been counted. Sammamish Comment estimated a ballot return of about 10,222. There are 28,745 registered voters in Sammamish.