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Tacoma Mayor: Latest vote count has race tightening, Strickland still leads

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on Nov. 4, 2009 at 6:30 pm with 3 Comments »
November 4, 2009 6:32 pm

The oh-so-tight race for Tacoma mayor has just gotten tighter.

Jim Merritt gained 54 votes in the latest round of about 3,600 ballots counted and posted by the Pierce County Auditor’s Office.

Overall, Marilyn Strickland still holds a 117-vote advantage, with more than 20,100 votes counted.

If the past mayoral contest is an indicator, there still remains thousands of ballots to be counted. In 2005, more than 39,000 ballots were counted in the mayor’s race.

The auditor’s next ballot update is expected tomorrow at 5 p.m. Here’s where the results stand as of Wednesday evening.

Tacoma Mayor
NP – Jim Merritt



NP – Marilyn Strickland






Over Votes


Under Votes


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  1. Wow what a tight race. Looks like the trend is turning in Merritt’s favor. Thats 2 updates in a row now that he has gained some votes. Looks to be headed in the right direction…..

  2. I am rooting for Merritt all the way. Strickland has too many under the table deals in the works if elected that will not promote change for our City. We need leadership not a puppet who strings are pulled by the formerly elected.

  3. slarssen says:


    Really? I would hide behind a nickname too if I said such things. I didn’t realize you were so “in the know.” Honestly, some people have no shame. The comments on TNT blogs in general are just sad. Yours is just another in the chain.

    Steve Larssen

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