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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 DA Candidates Not Playing Well With Others

DA Candidates Not Playing Well With Others

David Onek's ballot designation challenged by two fellow DA candidatesIs the world growing more like a reality gameshow or are reality gameshows merely reflecting the state of the world today? The answer, of course, is yes. Ranked-choice voting, for whatever…
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News, The Snitch Michela Alioto-Pier to Petition Supreme Court Tomorrow

Michela Alioto-Pier to Petition Supreme Court Tomorrow

Yesterday, we compared the ever-shifting legal status of whether Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier can or cannot run again to the indecision of Brett Favre. After further review, it's not a terrible analogy --  but here's a key difference: Favre's dithering could…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco's Campaign Finance Laws Are Complex. Eluding Them? That's More Simple.

San Francisco's Campaign Finance Laws Are Complex. Eluding Them? That's More Simple.

San Francisco's campaign finance rules are so beastly complex that professional treasurers with decades of experience have been known to drive sharpened pencils through their palms in fits of desperation. Yet eluding these Byzantine laws need not require the greatest…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Democrats Play Game of Telephone Over Non-Existent JROTC Recall Effort

S.F. Democrats Play Game of Telephone Over Non-Existent JROTC Recall Effort

Jim Sutton said what? Hello? Operator?Tonight's Democratic County Central Committee meeting features a resolution that seems to have expired in relevance not long after it was put to paper.DCCC Chairman Aaron Peskin put forth a measure, to be…
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News, The Snitch Taken to the Cleaners: Some Interesting Names on City's Updated List of Campaign Finance Deadbeats

Taken to the Cleaners: Some Interesting Names on City's Updated List of Campaign Finance Deadbeats

In his regularly scheduled burst of wisdom -- once every 25 years like clockwork -- Ronald Reagan noted that we should trust everyone -- but still cut the cards. So, it was interesting to sift through the city's new official…
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News, The Snitch Terms of Endearment: Alioto-Pier Says She May File Suit if City Doesn't Reverse Stance That She's Termed Out in 2010

Terms of Endearment: Alioto-Pier Says She May File Suit if City Doesn't Reverse Stance That She's Termed Out in 2010

Earlier this month, Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier sat down for a cup of coffee with City Attorney Dennis Herrera. She was hoping to get him to reconsider a ruling from his office stating Alioto-Pier will be termed out of office next…
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News, Sucka Free City Avoiding Judgment

Avoiding Judgment

A San Francisco sex-worker advocate who has been pimping a city ballot measure decriminalizing prostitution may have to turn a few tricks to pay her opponents' legal tab. Actually, she may have to turn a lot of tricks. Maxine Doogan,…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Yaoi Zowie Con con: I am new to the yaoi community and I attended the . She took so much of it out of context and seemed to deliberately make the auction…
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News, Stealth Dollars

Stealth Dollars

In the weeks before Oct. 6, at least $41,000 oozed quietly, possibly illegally, into the city's most contentious political race, the struggle for the District 6 supervisor's seat, a position currently held by Chris Daly. It was "soft money," meaning…
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News, Matt Smith

Tilting at Political Windmills

There are attorneys who, after impoverishing and humiliating a prominent client, aggrandizing a sworn enemy, and spending $19,000 out of their own pocket to help pay for the whole mess, might call it a day and move along to other…
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