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Thursday, November 8, 2012

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

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 4:50 PM

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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" -- only 338 votes separated leader F.X. Crowley from Norman Yee. After running through a relatively small number of ballots yesterday, Yee gained only seven votes on Crowley.

Today was a better go for Yee. As it stands, he's now only 97 votes behind Crowley, with miles to go before this election sleeps.

"They don't know how much more they have to go," said Crowley. "I am still cautiously optimistic we're gonna pull this out." Yee has not yet returned SF Weekly's calls.

Per the Department of Elections, there are still 72,000 ballots to go through, 24,000 of which are provisional ballots. It is uncertain how many of those ballots hail from District 7, though the department has said it will prioritize the counting of D7 votes.

Yesterday, Department of Elections head John Arntz said he hopes get through D7 mail ballots by Friday, but wouldn't even start counting provisional ballots until Tuesday.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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