As county continues to count ballots, mayor's contest remains three-way race between Brianne Zorn, Sean Trambley and Lara DeLaney; Ben Therriault closes on Debbie McKillop in City Council race
For context, DeLaney had a 194-vote lead after Election Night but now trails by 141 votes. Her vote count REALLY fell off in this batch of ballots, indicating most of her supporters may have voted early and/or in person. Meanwhile, Zorn led Trambley by 79 votes after Election Night and is now ahead of him by 122 votes. Not a huge difference, but if they continue that rough split in the remaining votes, she should be in strong position. No way to know, however, how the remaining votes will break.
Thanks Craig! And this is why a recent article in The Patch is misleading in its title (can’t find it now - something like Martinez chooses a new mayor and names Laura DeLaney).
Some more info that might be helpful in gauging where things go from here. I checked the vote totals from 2018 in the mayor's race and District 4 Council Race. There were 15,962 votes in the mayor's race and 4,692 in the council race. If turnout this year roughly matched 2018 (no idea if it did), it suggests there might be somewhere on the order of 3,800 votes still to count in the mayor's race and around 1,300 in the council race. With margins this close, anything can still happen if we're looking at that number of outstanding ballots.