- Yup, Obama won Mercer Island (as Surrounded by Water already predicted)
- Marcie Maxwell lost in Bellevue. In fact, she lost practically everywhere except Renton, but her 2000-vote victory there made up for it. The chart below is a little deceptive because it lumps into “Other” areas like Briar, Eastwood, and Daniel that really should be considered Renton. Steve won Newcastle and most everywhere else listed “other”.
- Except for popular Attorney General Rob McKenna, Democrats won everywhere, including Mercer Island. Governor, Congressman, President – the whole district shifted further blue than at any time in the past 75 years.
Note on the above numbers: my totals don’t completely match the official final results posted on the King County Elections page. I didn’t include write-ins, blanks, overvotes, etc. – none of which made a material difference (I believe), but results in some discrepancies with official numbers. For example, Marcie’s victory goes to 755 instead of the 748 in the official count. But hey, I’m just an unpaid blogger so what are you expecting – something professional?