Voters in King County have helped Charlie Wiggins hang on to the lead in his bid to oust incumbent Justice Richard Sanders.
Wiggins had a lead of more than 4,477 votes following the vote-count update Wednesday from nearly half of the state’s 39 counties, including vote-rich King. Wiggins holds a 50.1 percent vote advantage over Sanders’ 49.9 percent.
Sanders, who is seeking his fourth term, had led since election night but saw King County’s totals first tip the advantage to Wiggins on Tuesday night.
There are about 122,000 ballots left to tally, but many of the votes that remain to be counted are in King County, where Wiggins has been leading by a 58 percent to 41 percent margin.