More than 20 percent of the votes for the mayor's race were cast for write-in candidates. The board of elections is not going to say who was scratched in, but there was an energetic in the final weeks of the campaign to write in the current mayor, Adrian Fenty, who lost to Gray in the primary.
And in Ward 3 in Northwest D.C., where Fenty received 80 percent of the vote in September, the write-in vote in the general election topped 43 percent.
Gray has tried to reach out to former supporters of Fenty and following the primary, in which the votes split along racial and geographic lines, Gray held a series of town halls across the District.
In other races, Councilmember Kwame Brown will become the next council chairman. All of the council members up for reelection held on to their seats. And a charter amendment making the attorney general an elected position passed as well.