After More Ballots Counted Benton County Totals Stay Consistent–Update
Following another voting count update Wednesday at 4 PM Nov.3, no real changes in voting results.
Benton County now says over 32,000 have been counted, now another 15,000 reportedly need processing. This is likely due to large amounts that were either dropped off or postmarked within the election deadline. Voter turnout almost at 27 percent.
But despite these increases, most of the major races have not changed. In fact some Kennewick races actually widened.
For Kennewick City Council Position 1 Gretl Crawford has actually increased her lead from 17 to 18 percent over Don Britain. In Position 2, Loren Anderson has also slightly widened the lead over Steve Lee, 67 to 32 percent. John Trumbo continues to lead Jason Lohr 58 to 41 percent, and Bill McKay still leads Ken Short by 15 percent.
For Kennewick School Board Micah Valentine continues to lead Scott E. Rogers by 15 percent, while Gabe Galbreath actually widened his lead over Erin Steinert to 23 percent.
In Richland Jhoanna R. Jones continues to lead Chaune' Fitzgerald by five percentage points, Theresa Richardson still Leads Marianne Boring 57-42 percent, and Sandra Kent and Michael Alvarez continue to lead their races with 72 and 71 percent of the vote respectively.
For Richland School Board, Audra Byrd continues to lead Danica Garcia 52-47 percent, Rick Jansons maintains a 53-46 percent lead over Ben Griggs, and Misipati Semi Bird still holds a 52-47 percent lead over Elizabeth Clark.
And in West Richland's Mayoral race, Brent Garry has slightly widened his lead to 68-31 percent.
Another vote count expected to be released Thursday Nov. 4.
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