Newsom weighs in on Alioto-Pier verdict

Mayor Gavin Newsom likened the re-election court case of Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier to same-sex marriage.

“It’s win, lose, win, lose,” the mayor said Wednesday, the day after an appeals court ruled the District 2 incumbent could not run for re-election this November.

Alioto-Pier said Tuesday that she wasn’t done fighting, and she planned to take the issue to the California Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Department of Elections is expected to send Nov. 2 election ballots to the printer Sept. 1, which makes it all the more confusing for voters, Newsom said.

“My fundamental concern is for … residents who will wonder what’s going on,” Newsom said. “They need to know who they will have a chance to vote on soon so I hope the Supreme Court moves quickly.”

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