The election is done, the votes counted, and City Council Chairman Vincent Gray is now Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray. With turnout low (a scant 27%), Gray waltzed easily to victory as he was expected to do. Surprising, though, was the number of write-in votes, likely cast for Adrian Fenty. Though they will remain uncounted (DCBOEE only counts write-in votes in the event they could change the winner), it shows that we have a good long way before this is One City.
We’ll have more in the coming days about what the local district seats’ changes will mean, especially when it comes to the ANCs across the city.