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News, The Snitch Who Understands Ranked-Choice Voting? Nobody.

Who Understands Ranked-Choice Voting? Nobody.

The one thing that makes perfect sense about ranked-choice voting is that nobody seems to understand it. And a new poll validated this notion recently. According to a Chamber of Commerce poll, more than half of those who responded indicated…
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News, The Snitch Ranked-Choice Voting Will Force Politicians To Swallow Their Pride

Ranked-Choice Voting Will Force Politicians To Swallow Their Pride

Supervisors Sean Elsbernd and Mark Farrell have proposed measures to end Ranked Choice Voting in San Francisco, while David Campos and John Avalos have proposed allowing even more ranked choices on the ballot. What is the best voting system for…
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News, The Snitch How Jean Quan May, Astoundingly, Become Mayor of Oakland

How Jean Quan May, Astoundingly, Become Mayor of Oakland

As we wait for final election results to come in for the Oakland mayor's race, it's not premature to say that City Councilwoman Jean Quan will have pulled off one of the great political Lazarus acts in recent Bay Area…
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News, The Snitch Oops, They Did It Again -- Public Campaign Finance Advocates Bemoan Latest 'Raid'

Oops, They Did It Again -- Public Campaign Finance Advocates Bemoan Latest 'Raid'

Public campaign financing isn't just a political football here in San Francisco -- it's a football so frequently kicked, punted, or otherwise buffeted the laces have come undone. And is there any money to fix it? Don't ask! The latest…
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News, The Snitch Bring Out Your Dead: S.F.’s Swelled Voter Rolls Were Possibly Stuffed With Stiffs

Bring Out Your Dead: S.F.’s Swelled Voter Rolls Were Possibly Stuffed With Stiffs

Just how the hell did the city lose 43,000 registered voters in four years? By Joe Eskenazi We’ve all lost things: our keys, glasses, coins in the couch. But we’ve never lost 42,529 registered voters like the city of…
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What's Your Preference?

In February of last year, Steven Hill came to San Francisco pushing an idea that no one on the city's Elections Task Force had ever encountered. He was touting "preference voting," a type of proportional representation that's the norm in…
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