SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — Only 145 votes separate Cindy Wendle and Breean Beggs in the race for Spokane City Council President.
Wendle has received 30,583 votes, or 49.86 percent of votes, counted so far. Beggs received 30,438 votes, or 49.68 percent, so far. The race is too close to call.
This places the race as needing a mandatory recount, which comes when candidates are within 2,000 votes of each other, and the difference is less than half-a-percent of the total votes the two candidates have received.
The Spokane County Elections Office has counted 145,924 votes as of Thursday evening, with an estimated 9,600 ballots left to count. Some of these ballots could include voters outside of the city that don't vote for the Spokane City Council.
The next ballot count is estimated for Tuesday, Nov. 12. The election will be finalized on Nov. 26, with additional counts taking place in the days and weeks after Election Night.
Neither candidate has conceded so far.
For a full list of results in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, visit KREM's Election page.