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News, The Snitch Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro Debut Ranked-Choice Voting After Judge Upholds S.F. System

Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro Debut Ranked-Choice Voting After Judge Upholds S.F. System

In the wake of a federal court ruling that upheld San Francisco's system of ranked-choice voting, three East Bay cities are moving ahead with plans to adopt "RCV" in this fall's elections.Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro will be using the…
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News, The Snitch Judge Smacks Down Challenge to San Francisco's Ranked-Choice Voting

Judge Smacks Down Challenge to San Francisco's Ranked-Choice Voting

A federal judge has rejected a legal challenge to San Francisco's system of "ranked-choice voting," in which voters can select their three preferred candidates in a race. The lawsuit, filed by failed supervisorial candidate Ron Dudum, had asserted that the…
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News, The Snitch Federal Judge Supports Ranked Choice Voting in San Francisco

Federal Judge Supports Ranked Choice Voting in San Francisco

A federal judge has rejected efforts by former supervisorial candidate Ron Dudum to put a halt to San Francisco's "ranked-choice" system of voting, dismissing the argument by Dudum and other plaintiffs that the process is unconstitutional.In a 19-page written ruling…
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News, The Snitch Think Tank Rips Former Supe Candidate's Ranked-Choice Voting Lawsuit

Think Tank Rips Former Supe Candidate's Ranked-Choice Voting Lawsuit

The New America Foundation, a prominent centrist think-tank headed by former Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll and chaired by Google CEO Eric Schmidt, has filed court papers opposing a failed San Francisco supervisorial candidate's efforts to overturn the city's…
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News, The Snitch Election Reform Advocate Calls S.F. Ranked-Choice Voting Lawsuit a 'Waste of Taxpayers' Money'

Election Reform Advocate Calls S.F. Ranked-Choice Voting Lawsuit a 'Waste of Taxpayers' Money'

When we heard that failed supervisorial candidate Ron Dudum had filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging San Francisco's ranked-choice voting system, we wondered just how novel his complaints are and how important the lawsuit could be in the broader…
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