One of the fascinating aspects of ranked choice voting is that one can learn which candidates have a similar voting base. I certainly wanted to know where the votes went after each candidate was eliminated. Below are charts that follow the flow of votes from round to round to show you how we got to the final tally and declaration of a winner. Read More
Mayoral candidates hit the streets Saturday, shaking hands, posing for pictures and even serving up a pancake breakfast in an effort to make the most of the last few days before Tuesday’s election.
Now in the home stretch, candidates said they are aiming to spend the remainder of their time in the community so voters can put a face, a voice and a handshake to a name on the ballot. Read More
Ranked-choice voting simultaneously provides voters a first election and a runoff counted by a computer. To win, a candidate must get a majority (50 percent plus one vote) of the votes counted. But not all votes count — here’s how to make sure yours do. Read More
The San Francisco mayoral race began in a very un-San Francisco way. With no clear front-runner, candidates were civil, cordial and even pleasant with each other in early forums. Read More
State Sen. Leland Yee’s campaign for mayor is furious that the local Democratic Party balked on endorsing an Asian-American candidate at its Wednesday night meeting. Members were set to consider a third candidate in a second round of voting after the group chose to endorse Supervisor John Avalos and City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month. Read More
After the 5 p.m. deadline Friday to file to run for mayor, a total of 16 candidates were in the running, down from an initial list of about 35. One last minute surprise entry, other than Public Defender Jeff Adachi, was taxi cab driver Emil Lawrence, who is none too happy about how The City is regulating the cab industry. Read More
At an event trumpeting a clean streets program in the Bayview district on Wednesday, Supervisor Malia Cohen voiced a thought about changes in Mayor Ed Lee, changes that have, not surprisingly, surfaced as his run for office in November becomes more and more inevitable. Read More
Former supervisor and mayoral candidate Tony Hall believes he’s being pushed out of a forum debate Thursday night held by the San Francisco Police Officers Association over his stance on a controversial pension reform issue for city employees. Read More
If Mayor Ed Lee decides to change his mind and run for mayor, it would unleash a torrent of questions about the legality of a campaign now encouraging him to run. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee has left San Francisco for the week, and he has left voters, mayoral candidates and city officials with one of the biggest political enigmas of the year: will he or won’t he run?
What had, at one time, been a definitive “I’m not running” has now morphed into uncertainty. On Friday, he said, “I have not made that decision,” before flying off to Washington, D.C. Read More