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In the mayor’s race, Democrat Muriel Bowser is way ahead of independent David Catania after early votes and some Election Day ballots were counted. Also winning big in early totals: Democrat Anita Bonds and independent Elissa Silverman, both running for two at-large D.C. Council seats, and legal marijuana.

Bowser was winning 54 percent to 35 percent after about 25,000 early votes and about 6,000 ballots cast today were counted, according to the D.C. Board of ElectionsCarol Schwartz, another independent, had 7 percent.

In the Council race, Bonds had 25 percent and Silverman had 13 percent; the closest other candidates were Michael D. Brown (who, perhaps some voters didn’t remember, is not former Councilmember Michael A. Brown), at 7.9 percent, and former Eleanor Holmes Norton aide Robert White at 7.5 percent.

Initiative 71, which would legalize marijuana for personal recreational use, was ahead 65 percent to 29 percent.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery