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Follow live updates of the DC Mayoral election from the WUSA9 team stationed throughout Washington:

Mayor Vincent Gray concedes, Bowser takes primary -- 12:03 a.m.

Liz Turrell -- @LizTurrell

DC Mayor Vincent Gray conceded the 2014 democratic primary to Muriel Bowser. As of this time, Bowser leads Gray 44 percent to 33 percent with 127 of 143 precincts reporting.

Mayor Gray also reminded the crowd that he is not leaving yet, and he still has 9 more months to continue his work for the city, which drew loud applause and cheers. However, It's not the ending the room had been hoping for.Obviously disappointed, Gray received a warm welcome from the room. He took the time to thank his supporters, his staff, and highlight the successes of his Mayoral term. He also said he hoped to change the date of the primary in the future so you aren't campaigning in Winter....calling it "complex and cold."

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Bowser lead steady with 89 percent of precincts reporting -- 11:54 p.m.

Andrea McCarren -- @AndreaMcCarren

With 127 of 143 precincts reporting, Muriel Bowser's lead over Vincent Gray is holding steady at 44 percent to 33 percent.

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Gray campaign: It's not over -- 11:44 p.m.

Liz Turrell -- @LTurrell16

Gray Campaign Manager Chuck Thies just came out and addressed the crowd....telling them the race wasn't over, which drew a big cheer from the crowd.

He urged the room to be patient as the Board of Elections was encountering some issues and until they were addressed, it was still very much a race.

That announcement sparked some life into what was becoming a very somber crowd.

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Bowser calls for victory presser -- 11:36 p.m.

Mola Lenghi -- @MolaReports

Muriel Bowser has called for a 12 p.m. press conference Tuesday to discuss her election day victory and and unify the Democratic party. Eighty-one percent of precincts are currently reporting and Bowser leads with 43 percent.

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Gray supporters cautiously optimistic --11:16 p.m.

Liz Turrell -- @LTurrell16

The mood at the Gray campaign party remains upbeat, but there are some signs of nervousness amongst these loyal Gray supporters.

Though a lot of precincts are still left to report and the race far from over, the numbers have Muriel Bowser ahead and that has this room concerned. The Mayor has arrived and perhaps we will hear from him soon.

Bowser holds strong with 81 percent reporting -- 11:14 p.m.

Andrea McCarren -- @AndreaMcCarren

With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Muriel Bowser is holding strong at 43 percent of the vote. Mayor Vincent Gray remains at 34 percent. Bowser ahead in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. Gray leads 5 and 8.

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Bowser takes early lead -- 10:41 p.m.

Elizabeth Jia -- @MyTakes

With 55 of 143 precincts reporting, Muriel Bowser leads with 44 percent of the vote. Mayor Vincent Gray trails Bowser with 34 percent. Tommy Wells a distant third with 12 percent.

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Bowser manager remains confident -- 10:19 p.m.

Mola Lenghi -- @MolaReports

Campaign Manager for Bowser: "We're expecting a tight race, but we're confident and feeling good, especially based on the early numbers."

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Marion Barry arrives in support of Gray -- 9:50 p.m.

Liz Turrell -- @LTurrell16

The Gray supporters have arrived and continue to filter in. The room is buzzing with energy. We've had several people ask us if we've heard any results yet.

The biggest attraction thus far for both Gray supporters and us media alike was the appearance of former DC mayor Marion Barry, who despite his health scare earlier this year looked in great spirits.

Our Bruce Johnson spoke with the "Mayor for Life" and you will see more of that interview during our 10 p.m. webcast and WUSA 9 at 11 p.m.

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Voter cartridges arriving at BOE -- 9:19 p.m.

Elizabeth Jia -- @MyTakes

Electronic cartridges and paper printouts from each polling place are arriving at loading dock- DC BOE/ One Judiciary Square. Results are processed on the 2nd floor and approved before posting on BOE website.









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Little girl in the spotlight at Gray celebration -- 8:50 p.m.

Liz Turrell -- @LTurrell16

Just met one of Gray's younger supporters, Blessing. She is not quite old enough to vote in this election at 3, but her grandmother said she had been out at the polls all day campaigning for Gray.

She ran into the room cheering "Gray all the way" and immediately starting dancing and has not stopped. With that adorable face with a "I voted" sticker on her cheek and forehead, she could possibly steal the spotlight tonight.

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Supporters awaiting Bowser arrival -- 8:47 p.m.

Mola Lenghi -- @MolaReports

The election night headquarters for Councilmember Muriel Bowser is completely set up. The only thing missing now is her. Mayor Vincent Gray's biggest mayoral challenger in this democratic primary set up shop in the mayor's backyard of Ward 8. Bowser is expected to arrive at her election night headquarters at the Imagine Southeast Public Charter School around 9 p.m.

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Early voting results to start going up -- 8:43 p.m.

Elizabeth Jia -- @MyTakes

The early voting results are part of the results being posted at each polling place.

As soon as polls closed at 8 p.m., poll workers print two reports: one from touch screen voting machine, another from a paper ballots scanner, listing the number of votes each candidate has received.

Electronic storage media and paper printouts from each polling place will be brought to loading dock building at One Judiciary Square/DC BOE.

(Info according to FAQ for DC BOE)

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Update from Gray party location -- 8:40 p.m.

Liz Turrell -- @LTurrell16

The room here at the Gray campaign party is slowly starting to fill up, though it appears to be mostly media at this point.

We expect more people to arrive soon now that the polls have closed. In addition, the campaign workers here remain in high spirits.

On a side note, the music is back on in the room and in the opinion of this WUSA Field Producer, is quite a good selection! We are getting ready to show you our first glimpse of the festivities live on WUSA 9.

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Overheard at the BOE -- 8:35 p.m.

Andrea McCarren -- @AndreaMcCarren

1. "This election is a digital war." Many camps talking about who "won" on social media.

2. "Whoever had the best ground game is going to win." Many stunned by low turnout, despite great weather.

3. "Light turnout. Anything could happen."

"Smallest turnout ever seen in my precinct."

"Mine too."

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BOE beginning the count -- 8:27 p.m.

Andrea McCarren -- @AndreaMcCarren

Elections officials are closing out paper and electronic ballots for the early vote count.

Vote counters are walking into a private room to get started. 14,200 early votes to count.

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Gray supporters to arrive at Hyatt around 9 p.m. -- 7:38 p.m.

Liz Turrell -- @LTurrell16

The Hyatt Regency hotel staff is busy putting the final touches on what the Gray campaign hopes will be celebration after months of a long, and sometimes challenging campaign for the embattled Mayor.

The media here was enjoying some Sly and the Family Stone and Bruno Mars for awhile, but now the room is quiet as we wait for the loyal Gray supporters to arrive around 9 p.m.

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Low Voter Turnout in Ward 8 -- 6:43 p.m.

Mola Lenghi -- @MolaReports

The story in Ward 8, as in much of the District, has been low voter turnout. The story is the same here at Precinct 123 at Martin Luther King Junior Elementary.

There have been a few different theories on who low turnout would benefit, but at least here it seems to be benefiting Mayor Vincent Gray.

I talked to about two dozen voters as they left this precinct and nearly all of them told me they voted for Mayor Gray.

Some did so without reservation while others admitted to being torn between gray and Muriel Bowser, but Gray was getting overwhelming support from the voters we spoke to here.

The lack of Bowser support, based on our sampling here, is interesting considering her campaign headquarters for the night are right across the street from Precinct 123, at Imagine Charter School, SE. We'll be there and we'll have updates throughout the night.

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