Sarya Sos drops off ballots on behalf of community members on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Rainier Community Center in Seattle.
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Sarya Sos drops off ballots on behalf of community members on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Rainier Community Center in Seattle.
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Did your Seattle neighbors vote with Amazon? Check this map

Where did Seattleites vote for City Council candidates favored by Amazon? We created a map to find out.

Turns out, residents in wealthier precincts closer to the water voted for Amazon candidates. The exception was District 5 in North Seattle. Incumbent Debora Juarez was endorsed by an Amazon-backed PAC, but she won in nearly every precinct, except a few along Lake Washington.

By Amazon candidates, we mean those endorsed by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Amazon pumped around $1.5 million into the chamber's political action committee, CASE.

Despite this cash influx, Amazon and business-backed candidates won in just two of seven races.

Find your precinct here. Now find it on the map below.

Data from King County Elections. Does not include tied precincts. Map by Teodora Popescu and Anna Boiko-Weyrauch.

Amazon-backed candidates that lost

Heidi Wills, District 6

Total PAC spending on candidate’s behalf: $800,000

Seattle chamber, including Amazon, spent: $431,140

Vote received: 44%

Precincts won: Upscale neighborhoods with views of Puget Sound

Opponent: Dan Strauss

Egan Orion, District 3

Total PAC spending on candidate behalf: $600,000

Seattle chamber, including Amazon, spent: $443,830

Vote received: 48%

Precincts won: Mansion dwellers in north Capitol Hill, waterfront areas

Opponent: Kshama Sawant, incumbent

Jim Pugel, District 7

Total PAC spending on candidate behalf: $550,000

Seattle chamber, including Amazon, spent: $319,850

Vote received: 47%

Precincts won: Magnolia waterfront

Opponent: Andrew Lewis, assistant city attorney

Mark Solomon, District 2

Total PAC spending on candidate behalf: $250,000

Seattle chamber, including Amazon, spent: $162,030

Vote received: 40%

Precincts won: Along Lake Washington

Opponent: Tammy Morales

Amazon-backed candidates that won

Alex Pedersen, District 4

Total PAC spending on candidate behalf: $250,000

Seattle chamber, including Amazon, spent: $66,010

Vote received: 52%

Precincts won: Laurelhurst and waterfront

Opponent: Shaun Scott

Debora Juarez, District 5

Total PAC spending on candidate behalf: $60,000

Seattle chamber, including Amazon, spent: $19,220

Vote candidate received: 60%

Precincts won: Nearly all

Opponent: Ann Davison Sattler