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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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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: 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 Ed Lee Supporters' Latest Scandal Too Late For 50,000 Absentee Voters

Ed Lee Supporters' Latest Scandal Too Late For 50,000 Absentee Voters

It's never good when a campaign facing money-laundering charges has to stop and ask "which one?" Today's front-page Chronicle story -- slipping quickly off the SFGate page in favor of flash mobs, men who ride turtles, and web-only real estate…
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News, The Snitch Mayoral Candidates Demand Investigation of Ed Lee Supporters Accused of Fraud

Mayoral Candidates Demand Investigation of Ed Lee Supporters Accused of Fraud

Mayor Ed Lee's supporters have been linked to yet another alleged election scandal. Over the weekend, seven mayoral candidates asked the state and federal governments to investigate whether Lee supporters were illegally marking ballots for Cantonese-speaking voters. Here's the back…
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News, The Snitch Today's Voting Updates Mean 'Nothing,' San Francisco Elections Chief Says

Today's Voting Updates Mean 'Nothing,' San Francisco Elections Chief Says

San Francisco election junkies are already well aware that today the city will again run Ranked-Choice Voting and give a clearer tabulation of who may be our next supervisors. But Department of Elections Head John Arntz isn't putting a whole…
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News, The Snitch Karl Bradfield Nicholas, Allegedly Thieving Poll Worker, Baffles Colleagues

Karl Bradfield Nicholas, Allegedly Thieving Poll Worker, Baffles Colleagues

Staff at the city's Department of Elections are still mystified as to why poll worker Karl Bradfield Nicholas would allegedly run off with 75 ballots and some otherwise useless electronic election material. Nicholas, who was arrested at his Ingleside home…
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News, The Snitch Could San Francisco Have Two Mayoral Elections in 2011?

Could San Francisco Have Two Mayoral Elections in 2011?

Are two elections really better than one? ​With political junkies gearing up for next year's mayoral election, city movers and shakers have been talking about a scenario that'd give the aforementioned fiends an overdose. Imagine if you will, that Gavin…
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News, The Snitch Michela Alioto-Pier Files to Run for Supe Again. Will Suit Against City Be Next?

Michela Alioto-Pier Files to Run for Supe Again. Will Suit Against City Be Next?

City's Department of Elections does not consider District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier eligible to defend her seatTwo years after City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed an opinion stating Michela Alioto-Pier was ineligible to run for re-election, the District 2 supe took…
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News, The Snitch Oh Yes, There's an Election Today. A Guide For the Last-Minute Voter.

Oh Yes, There's an Election Today. A Guide For the Last-Minute Voter.

Here at SF Weekly, we make a point of not telling you how to vote. Well, I'm going to break that taboo today. But not really. I'm not telling you who or what to vote for. I'm going to, literally,…
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News, Sucka Free City

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier says she's not termed out

In early February, Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier met City Attorney Dennis Herrera for a cup of coffee. She was hoping to get him to reconsider a ruling from his office stating Alioto-Pier will be termed out of office next year —…
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News, Matt Smith

Recount Needed

Wasn't Tuesday's voting experience satisfying? We inked-in neat, black arrows beside our favorite and next-favorite candidates, watched the ES&S Optech IIIP Eagle vote-counting machine chew through ballots, walked home wearing an "I Voted" sticker, and before we knew it, we…
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News, Bay View Making Nice

Making Nice

After months of foot-dragging and finger-pointing, San Francisco elections officials – with a boost from California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley – at last appear ready and willing to get an instant runoff voting system up and running in time…
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News, Feature Blowing It

Blowing It

In March 2002 local voters approved a system of instant runoff voting that supporters and detractors alike insisted would forever alter the way San Francisco chooses its political leaders. Proposition A was supposed to change the rules of the road…
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