Election 2013 in photos

The agony and the ecstasy of Election Night - in pictures.
The agony and the ecstasy of Election Night - in pictures.

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Scenes from Election day from photographer Allyce Andrews. (Captions by Mary Bruno.) For Crosscut's complete coverage of Election 2013 go here

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Hooky for McGinn (and GMO labeling). Two Seattle high schoolers cut classes to sway votes. Alas, unsuccessfully. Both McGinn and GMO labeling went down.

 

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The defeat of Initiative 522 may have had something to do with the millions in out-of-state donations that rolled in to support the No on GMO campaign.

 

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SeaTac baggage handlers (left to right) Sushila Banfal, Aden Omar and Alemakehu Anja were showing the love for SeaTac's Proposition 1. If it passes, and it's looking good, minimum wage for workers like them goes up to $15.

 

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SeaTac's Prop. 1 may yet pass. Kshama Sawant, its biggest supporter, initially was thought to have lost her race against Seattle City Council incumbent Richard Conlin but ended up winning. 

 

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Mike McGinn, the incumbent underdog, papered Belltown and spent election morning leafletting Columbia City, but he couldn't manage to turn out the young, diverse bloc of voters who put him in office four years ago.

 

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Both campaigns worked the phones right up until the last minute. The 27 callers at Murray headquarters were all business.

 

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In the end it was Ed Murray who assembled - and turned out - a diverse and monied coalition.

 

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The State Senator celebrated the first vote count, which showed him up 56-43 percent over Mike McGinn - with his husband Michael Shiosaki at Neumos.

 

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In his (sort of) victory speech, Murray reminded supporters of how amazing it is to have a gay - and legally married - mayor.

 

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The mood was more subdued two blocks away at 95 Slide where McGinn supporters convened on Election Night.

 

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The evening started out hopeful. McGinn caught a few lucky breaks in the last week of campaigning, among them revelations about large donations from Comcast.

 

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But the air hissed out of the tires when King County released its vote tallies at 8:15 p.m.

 

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Surrounded by his wife and children, the mayor didn't officially concede, telling his supporters that he'd wait until a few more votes were counted. But the campaign could see the writing on the wall.

For Crosscut's complete coverage of Election 2013 go here.

This story has been updated since it first appeared.

  

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