Seattle elects Republican as city attorney, rejecting police abolitionist who celebrated property destruction

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from The Washington Post,

Ann Davison, a Republican who ran on a law-and-order platform, has been elected Seattle city attorney, according to the Seattle Times, beating a left-wing opponent who had advocated abolishing the police in an unexpectedly high-profile race.

The position is nonpartisan, but the election was the first time in three decades that deep-blue Seattle will have a Republican-affiliated city attorney. As of Friday evening, Davison had received 125,437 votes to Nicole Thomas-Kennedy’s 112,862. The Times called the election after reporting that Thomas-Kennedy needed to win close to 90 percent of the roughly 17,000 outstanding ballots to seize victory.

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