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Sawant takes lead in D3 Seattle City Council race

Kshama Sawant. (Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

Kshama Sawant is leading in the District 3 Seattle City Council race over her opponent, Egan Orion.

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The scales tipped in Sawant’s favor Friday afternoon when King County updated its election results at 4 p.m. A second update Friday night produced similar results for Sawant (52% to 48%).

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Sawant appeared to be in trouble Tuesday and Wednesday, but made up some ground in the vote tally on Thursday evening. However, Orion, led in the District 3 race (51% to 49%) by 739 votes.

Also, in Seattle, the Seattle City Council District 7 race is a tight one. Andrew Lewis is ahead of Jim Pugel, as of Friday night (53% to 47%).

King County Elections says it still needs to count another 6,300 ballots, with new results coming on Tuesday at 4 p.m. About 2,500 of those are from Seattle.

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