By Scott Hamilton
Sammamish Comment will provide continuing election coverage over the rest of this month.
With the lopsided, landslide results posted last night, The Comment won’t be posting return updates as in previous elections. We will update the numbers today and then once a week thereafter.
Christie Malchow won reelection by a 2-1 margin over Karen McKnight. Ken Gamblin defeated Rituja Indapure, also by a 2-1 margin. Kent Treen defeated Karen Howe by a 60%-40% margin.
Little change for final results
With a 26% voter turnout in Sammamish reported on election night, The Comment projects the final turnout to be about 52%. Historically, the final turnout about doubles from election night reporting.
This turnout is unusually heavy for an off-year, city council election.
In order for McKnight, Indapure and Howe to overcome the election night deficits, they would have to take between 70% and 80% of the outstanding vote.
In the coming days, The Comment will provide analysis of the campaigns; Winners and Losers (beyond the candidates themselves); and future issues analysis.