Election-day results shift dramatically in progressive direction

Preston now ahead in D5; Boudin leading for DA.

Election-day results are very dramatic: Dean Preston is now ahead in D5, and Chesa Boudin is ahead in the DA’s race.

In fact, Preston has won almost 57 percent of the Election Day vote so far. That’s a huge figure, and if it holds up as the rest of the results come in, it could be a major victory for the grassroots effort of the challenger.

Dean Preston is now ahead

We don’t know yet how many votes were case on Election Day, but the early results suggest that the stories about Brown’s eviction of tenants may have played a role – that news wasn’t out when the first votes were cast.

“It’s obviously close and we are riding each wave,” Preston told us. “But I had the best ground game I could ever ask for. Hundreds of volunteers on the streets.”

Hundreds of people were packed into the Preston party at Noir bar, and a deafening cheer went up when the latest figures came in.

Chesa Boudin is now in the lead in the district attorney’s race. Again, that suggests a very strong progressive vote on Election Day.

That’s also reflected in Prop. A moving past 66 percent.