Live blogging the District 2 election results
7:18 pm - Ken Russell in first place; Teresa Sarnoff in second. 36% to 28%. Grace Solares in third place with 23%.
Ken Russell has 1021 absentee votes; Teresa is next with 796 and Grace has 656.
7:31 pm - Ken is ahead with 40%; Teresa has 25% and Grace is close behind with 22%.
This is 1552 votes for Ken; 983 for Teresa and 875 for Grace.
Javier Gonzalez is 4th place with 170 votes.
7:45 - The results come in very slowly, even in this digital age. #fail
7:50 pm - Ken with 2566 votes; Teresa with 1431 and Grace with 1333 votes.
Ken has almost 42% of the vote; 51% and he wins without a runoff.
8:03 pm - still waiting for the slow precinct reports, but it looks like Ken really got his message out to the voters.
8:07 pm - I can't help but sing Gloria Estefan's "Coming Out of the Dark," to myself. It's like the Dark Ages of Coconut Grove may be over. There will be frivolity in the land. Freedom of speech, freedom of expression . . .
8:10 pm - Ken with 2593; Teresa with 1449 and Grace at 1344. Ken still has over 41% of the vote. This is with 22 of 30 precincts reporting, so not too much more longer to wait.
8:24 pm - Ken won Coconut Grove by a landslide. That says a lot.
8:34 pm - Ken - 2657; Teresa - 1502; Grace - 1374.
8:36 pm - It's funny how people on Facebook are all excited about the end of the Sarnoff era, but there still is a runoff and it's not over till it's over. Six more precincts to report until the end of today's vote.
8:40 pm - It's interesting that this three-way race is how many called it. The other candidates have such low numbers that it maybe should have been these three all the while. The votes would not have been so split then.
8:45 pm - Six more precincts. So slow . . .
9 pm - This is the vote so far:
Williams Armbrister - 1.13%
Javier Gonzalez - 4.32%
Rosy Palomino - 3.13%
Ken Russell - 41.72%
Teresa Sarnoff - 23.59%
Mike Simpson - 0.60%
Seth Sklarey - 0.52%
Grace Solares - 21.58%
Lorry Woods - 3.42%
Six precincts to go.
9:2o pm - still here. I could call it but I think Grace and Teresa are so close that it could all change when the final six precincts come in.
9:23 pm - Ken with 41.51% / Teresa with 23.62% / Grace with 21.94%
This out of 6485 total votes. Four precincts to go.
9:50 pm - I wanna go smack the people holding up the final four precinct results.
10 pm - Ken - 41.33% / Teresa - 23.54% / Grace - 22.24%
Three precincts to go.
10:10 pm - final!
Ken - 41.33% / Teresa - 23.54% / Grace - 22.24%
Looks like the runoff is between Ken and Teresa, on Tuesday, November 17.
If most of the votes from the other candidates go to Ken, then he will be the next Commissioner. Let's see on November 17.
Here are the final numbers. 6593 total voters. Grace lost the runoffs by 86 votes.
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