Peaslee - 50.88% (7,1373)
Maier - 49.56% (7,0631)
The difference between them is 742 votes which, at this point, would clear the election from a recount. Of course, the issue is that there are still votes out there to be counted so nothing is done.
Please, do check to make sure your ballot has been received AND signature verified. It's surprising the number of ballots that get there and the signature gets challenged. To check, go to this link at KC Elections.
(Update from the Stranger Slog:
Kim van Ekstrom, an elections spokeswoman, says that as of last night there are approximately 13,000 ballots with signature problems that aren't being counted. Roughly half had no signature and the other half have a disputed signature. And if there's problem with the signature, elections workers can't even open up the envelope to count the vote.
If King County Elections has contacted you—but check, because they reportedly haven't contacted everyone—you have until November 28 to verify your signature and have your vote counted.)
Also, in the remaining races, the trend towards the challengers continues. It is too late for Buetow or Martin to catch their incumbents but all the challengers are increasing their numbers.
This is a huge trend to look for in other races in the future as we try to discern what an all mail-in ballot system will mean for future elections. In this one, it means that there were those who made up their minds early and those who hung on to their ballots until the end.
The question is - who is in each group and how much of a difference can those late votes mean to an election?