In addition to what looks like an Ed Murray blowout in his challenge to Mayor Mike McGinn, here are the results of some of tonight's big general-election contests: 

In the race between incumbent city council member Richard Conlin and socialist challenger Kshama Sawant, Conlin was leading with 53.56 percent of the vote to Sawant's 46.13 percent—a margin of 6,136 votes. 

Seattle Charter Amendment 19, which would transform Seattle City Council into a districted system, with seven members elected by geographical district and two elected citywide, was passing decisively, with 64.47 percent of voters voting "yes," and 35.53 percent voting "no." 

Seattle Proposition 1, which would provide public financing for Seattle city council elections, was failing by a margin of 54.11 percent to 45.89 percent. 

Council member Mike O'Brien was crushing challenger Albert Shen, with 64.43 percent to Shen's 35.25 percent. 

In the race for Seattle School Board, District 1, Director No. 4, Suzanne Dale Estey and Sue Peters were within about 2,500 votes of one another—Peters at 51.46 percent, and Estey at 48.18 percent.

At the King County Council, Republican Reagan Dunn, representing District 9, was leading his Democratic challenger Shari Song, 57.97 to 41.78 percent.

In Bellevue, Lynne Robinson appears to have defeated Vandana Slatter in the open seat being vacated byt longtime Bellevue City Council member Don Davidson, with 63.09 percent to Slatter's 36.51 percent. Meanwhile, incumbent council member Conrad Lee is coasting to victory over challenger Lyndon Heywood, while council member Kevin Wallace had 51.2 percent to challenger Steve Kasner's 48.59 percent—a margin of just 382 votes.

In SeaTac, Proposition 1, the proposal to require a $15 minimum wage for some transportation and hospitality workers, was passing by a margin of 53.98 to 46.02 percent—a margin, in the small town, of 261 votes. In a statement, Yes! for SeaTac said, "By raising wages for more than 6,000 low-wage workers, the SeaTac initiative will provide a $54 million economic boost to the region, and create 400 new jobs."

Statewide, Initiative 522, which would require labeling of genetically modified foods, was losing 45.19 percent to 54.81 percent.

And Initiative 517, the Tim Eyman-sponsored measure that would have given initiative signature gatherers vast new powers to petition inside private businesses, failed. In a statement, the Northwest Progressive Institute's Andrew Villaneuve said, "Ending abuse of our state's initiative and referendum process is a priority for us."

 

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