After flirting with the idea of demanding a recount for the District 7 supervisorial election that was decided by just 132 votes, labor leader F.X. Crowley and his backers stood down on Monday, citing costs.
On Friday, Department of Elections Director John Arntz provided recount proponents with the estimated cost of recounting District 7’s 31,334 ballots, which led to school board President Norman Yee’s 132-vote victory over Crowley in the nine-candidate contest. Read More
Supporters of labor leader F.X. Crowley have set in motion a recount of the vote tally that made Board of Education President Norman Yee win the District 7 seat on the Board of Supervisors by 132 votes.
But while Crowley supporters say the margin of victory is close enough to justify a recount, they are not so sure they will actually follow through on their request for one. That will depend on how much Department of Elections Director John Arntz says it would cost. Read More
Allegations of voter manipulation by an independent expenditure group supporting Ed Lee prompted seven mayoral candidates to seek federal election monitors Sunday.
Lee’s challengers wrote to the U.S. Department of Justice and the California secretary of state, suggesting that the SF Neighbor Alliance targets Cantonese-speaking voters and “may potentially impinge on” their voting rights. Read More
Most mayors serve at least a full term in office before someone pens their biography, but the fervent supporters of Ed Lee apparently couldn’t wait. Read More
Last week, the Run, Ed, Run campaign dropped off a stack of signatures, held a rally outside City Hall, and then said they were shutting the campaign down. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee says he won’t run, but that hasn’t stopped a progressive group from putting together a slick campaign to convince him to put his name on the ballot in November. The buzz over that drive has been growing since blogger Michael Petrelis spotted two political operatives and photojournalist Luke Thomas staging shots for the campaign outside Rainbow Grocery earlier this month. Read More