Election 2020

San Bruno-based YouTube sometimes lags behind other social-media platforms in cracking down on different types of misinformation. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

YouTube’s moves against election misinformation were potent

Video-streaming giant’s stricter policies resulted in fewer false and misleading videos on other social networks

  • Oct 17, 2021

 

U.S. President Donald Trump is shown speaking on a monitor in the White House briefing room about the violence during the ratification of the 2020 election on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation’s capital. (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images/TNS)

Trump admits he lost for first time after Congress certifies Biden’s election

Chris Sommerfeldt New York Daily News Even President Trump knows it’s over.…

 

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Pro-Trump riot in U.S. Capitol condemned by local leaders as ‘attempted coup’

Unrest extends to Sacramento, as Newsom cancels briefing due to ‘outright assault to our democracy’

 

General Services Administrator Emily Murphy, whose job is to determine “the apparent successful candidate” for president, did not authorize the transition process for the president-elect until 16 days after Joe Biden was widely accepted as the winner. <ins>(Courtesy General Services Administration)</ins>

Ascertainment: A closer look at the presidential transition of power

General Services Administration head determines ‘apparent successful candidate’

General Services Administrator Emily Murphy, whose job is to determine “the apparent successful candidate” for president, did not authorize the transition process for the president-elect until 16 days after Joe Biden was widely accepted as the winner. <ins>(Courtesy General Services Administration)</ins>
John Yang, president of Asian Americans Advancing Justice and a former undocumented immigrant, said the 2020 election outcome felt personally meaningful to him. (Screenshot)

There are very good reasons for liberal optimism

The 2020 election produced the most diverse, enthusiastic electorate in history

John Yang, president of Asian Americans Advancing Justice and a former undocumented immigrant, said the 2020 election outcome felt personally meaningful to him. (Screenshot)
With voters supporting ride-hail drivers working for Uber and Lyft, the future of the cab industry is in serious doubt. (Shutterstock photo)

The SF taxi industry is doomed

Prop. 22 passing means no one will be taking cabs

With voters supporting ride-hail drivers working for Uber and Lyft, the future of the cab industry is in serious doubt. (Shutterstock photo)
Protestors take a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on the Golden Gate Bridge to remember George Floyd who died while being detained by Minneapolis Police. Thousands joined the peaceful march on the Golden Gate Bridge and walked the full span into Sausalito on June 6, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Youth vote advocates already looking toward the next election

Young activists disappointed but unsurprised by failure of measures

Protestors take a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on the Golden Gate Bridge to remember George Floyd who died while being detained by Minneapolis Police. Thousands joined the peaceful march on the Golden Gate Bridge and walked the full span into Sausalito on June 6, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 presidential election marks a first in U.S. history. (Shutterstock photo)

What happens when a president loses re-election and won’t concede?

Trump is breaking long tradition of peacefully turning power over to his successor

Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 presidential election marks a first in U.S. history. (Shutterstock photo)
District 1 candidate Connie Chan and current District 1 Supervisor Sandy Fewer in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Connie Chan declares victory in D1 contest after Philhour concedes

Progressive candidate Connie Chan declared victory Sunday evening after her opponent conceded…

District 1 candidate Connie Chan and current District 1 Supervisor Sandy Fewer in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Connie Chan, District 1 candidate, in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Connie Chan’s lead widens in the D1 contest

Progressive candidate Connie Chan saw her lead widen in the District 1…

Connie Chan, District 1 candidate, in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general, is set to become vice president. (Christopher Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Kamala Harris makes history many times over as vice president-elect

By Melanie Mason Los Angeles Times With her election to the second-highest…

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general, is set to become vice president. (Christopher Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A woman pops champagne in celebration of Joe Biden winning the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

San Francisco celebrates a Biden victory after a long campaign

Kamala Harris, former SF DA and U.S. Senator, to be first woman vice president

A woman pops champagne in celebration of Joe Biden winning the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses the nation at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The winner of the 2020 presidential election has yet to be declared, as vote counting continues in the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

Joe Biden secures presidency, defeating Trump after a long, bitterly contested count

By Janet Hook and Mark Z. Barabak Los Angeles Times Joe Biden…

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses the nation at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The winner of the 2020 presidential election has yet to be declared, as vote counting continues in the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)
Caltrain ridership during the pandemic has skewed more heavily toward essential workers and “folks of modest means” who do not necessarily commute during regular peak hours. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Despite passage of Measure RR, Caltrain still likely to face additional service cuts

Voters say ‘yes’ to sales tax to fund Peninsula commuter rail

Caltrain ridership during the pandemic has skewed more heavily toward essential workers and “folks of modest means” who do not necessarily commute during regular peak hours. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 1 supervisor candidate Marjan Philhour speaks at a news conference in the Richmond District on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Philhour’s lead increases in D1 contest

District 1 moderate candidate Marjan Philhour’s lead increased in the latest vote…

District 1 supervisor candidate Marjan Philhour speaks at a news conference in the Richmond District on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Proposition 15 would change the way property taxes are assessed on commercial properties and could generate up to $12 billion annually statewide, 40 percent of which would go to schools. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Despite underperforming Prop. 15, SF city schools stand to gain from Tuesday’s election

While Proposition 15 is lagging in the most current election count at…

Proposition 15 would change the way property taxes are assessed on commercial properties and could generate up to $12 billion annually statewide, 40 percent of which would go to schools. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Connie Jeung-Mills holds a sign at a Protect the Results rally at Embarcadero Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rally aims to make sure all votes are counted in 2020 election

Protesters gather in response to President Trump’s interference in battleground states

Connie Jeung-Mills holds a sign at a Protect the Results rally at Embarcadero Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden is seen speaking on a giant screen during a watch party of the results of the presidential election near the White House in Washington, D.C., the day after the general election on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Biden wins Wisconsin, Michigan as focus shifts to Pennsylvania and Nevada

By Evan Halper and Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times Joe Biden has…

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden is seen speaking on a giant screen during a watch party of the results of the presidential election near the White House in Washington, D.C., the day after the general election on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
On Wednesday, District 1 supervisor candidate Marjan Philhour had a razor-thin lead. Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

District 1 race remains only contest ‘nobody is calling yet’

San Francisco’s supervisor races appear to be all decided after election night,…

On Wednesday, District 1 supervisor candidate Marjan Philhour had a razor-thin lead. Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
Despite protests, including rallies Uber headquarters in 2019, Uber and Lyft won a long fight to treat drivers as contractors with the passage of Proposition 22. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Big spending by Uber, Lyft wins companies the right to keep treating drivers as contractors

San Francisco buck state trend, opposing Prop. 22 with nearly 60 percent of the vote

Despite protests, including rallies Uber headquarters in 2019, Uber and Lyft won a long fight to treat drivers as contractors with the passage of Proposition 22. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>