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Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewriting Seattle City Council district elections — and shifting political clout

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When the Seattle City Council switched from citywide to district elections, it had a couple unintended consequences. Some voters may not be too thrilled about it. Here's why. The city's recent population growth has not just been rapid — it's also been wildly uneven. Because of that, residents of some of the seven districts now...

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