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News, The Snitch District 7: There Will Be No Recount

District 7: There Will Be No Recount

Earlier today, we reported on the detailed costs of a potential recount in District 7, where Norman Yee edged F.X. Crowley by 132 votes. Department of Elections head John Arntz now says he received a call earlier today from the…
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News, The Snitch District 7 Recount's Potential Costs Tabulated

District 7 Recount's Potential Costs Tabulated

Anyone examining the bizarre and tedious process of recounting a district election may be wondering, since these things are so much fun, why don't we do more of them? The answer, as revealed late Friday by the Department of Elections,…
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News, The Snitch District 7: Recount Effort Moving Forward; Cost Estimate Could Be Generated Today

District 7: Recount Effort Moving Forward; Cost Estimate Could Be Generated Today

The process of initiating a recount in the wafer-thin District 7 supervisoral contest is moving forward, as election lawyer Jim Sutton has sent the city a letter listing the things he'd like counted, how he'd like them counted, and requesting…
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News, The Snitch District 7: Cost Unclear on Recount

District 7: Cost Unclear on Recount

A consortium of labor groups this week moved to ask for -- and fund -- a recount in the razor-thin loss of labor leader F.X. Crowley in the District 7 race. This move was not unanticipated. But its cost remains…
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Ranked-Choice Voting: Does Anyone Really Understand It?

Every local election since 2004 has allowed voters the option of ranking their top three choices for office. If a voter's top choice is eliminated from contention, they can at least rest assured their support went to a similar candidate.…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor Norman Yee: How Did This Happen?

Supervisor Norman Yee: How Did This Happen?

It's not commonplace for San Franciscans to squire their out-of-town guests for sightseeing tours to District 7. You don't see pictures of well-manicured lawns or the Tower Market on postcards. People who like to use the term "San Francisco values"…
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News, The Snitch Norman Yee Wins District 7 by 131 Votes

Norman Yee Wins District 7 by 131 Votes

(Update 1 p.m.) F.X. Crowley's campaign responds below.Capturing 50 percent of the vote, it appears Norman Yee has won the District 7 Supervisor seat. As of 4 p.m. yesterday, the Department of Elections reported Yee ahead of F.X. Crowley by…
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News, The Snitch District 7: Norman Yee Now Up By 33 Votes Over F.X. Crowley

District 7: Norman Yee Now Up By 33 Votes Over F.X. Crowley

Today's daily Maalox Moment for District 7 supe candidates Norman Yee and F.X. Crowley -- and their supporters -- has arrived.In the brutally close race, today's latest count has Yee up by 33 votes. He was up by 20 as…
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News, The Snitch District 7: Only 97 Votes Separate F.X. Crowley and Norman Yee

District 7: Only 97 Votes Separate F.X. Crowley and Norman Yee

As the Department of Elections churns through the uncounted ballots, the race in District 7 has been transformed from ridiculously tight to preposterously tight. As of 11 p.m. on Election Day -- following the reversal of a "formatting error" --…
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News, The Snitch Election 2012: Winners and Losers

Election 2012: Winners and Losers

There ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk -- Tom WaitsThe striking thing about assessing San Francisco's big winners and losers emerging from last night's election is that they're often the same people. In District 5, tech investor…
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News, The Snitch Norman Yee: Are Voters Confusing Him With Leland Yee?

Norman Yee: Are Voters Confusing Him With Leland Yee?

In the abysmal 1992 flick The Distinguished Gentleman, a character played by Eddie Murphy ascends to higher office thanks to having the same name as a longtime office-holder. Could it happen here? Perhaps. District 7 Supervisorial candidate Norman Yee turned…
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