Election night live: Upbeat crowd at Sanders HQ

Supporters excited as early results come in.

The Bernie Sanders’ San Francisco Office started to become more upbeat once the polls closed in California.

At Bernie HQ

At around 7:40pm, the office was busy with phone calls as the final voters were headed to the polls. The main focus was to get as many supporters as possible, because everyone was worried about the close race between Joe Biden and Sanders.

However, Sanders’ supporters were still hopeful for a good outcome.

Matt Mcguire, a volunteer for the Sanders’ campaign, said he had high hopes for the outcome. “We are gonna go in strong–it’s gonna be a fight. It’s a two-person race now,” said Mcguire. “The bad news is that it’s a fight, but the good news is we have a lot of fighters in the Bernie Sanders’ campaign.”

Bernie Sanders SF HQ on Super Tuesday

The immediate reaction from the crowd at the Bernie HQ in SF to the first California results showing Sanders in the lead. "Bernie is a consequence of income inequality." – Victoria from Bernie HQ. She has been a volunteer of the Bernie campaign since 2016 and is a Bernie supporter. However, she stated she does not believe Sanders is really helping his own cause of trying to bring about an equal distribution of wealth saying "Bernie and Bloomberg are the epitome of income inequality." She stated Bernie is "scrapping" for money from his supporters, and Bloomberg is "buying his way into office."

Posted by 48 Hills on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Once the polls closed, more supporters started to show up.

“Bernie is the only person that stands for everyone,” said Mcguire. He said that all walks of life love Bernie Sanders because he fights for them.

Bernie Sanders SF HQ on Super Tuesday 2

More immediate reaction from the crowd at the Bernie HQ to the first California results showing Bernie Sanders in the lead. The crowd has a positive vibe.

Posted by 48 Hills on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Rani Singh is running for Judicial Seat 21 in San Francisco. Singh has served as San Francisco assistant district attorney for the past 21 years. As she waits for the results at Hole in the Wall Pizza on Irving street, which is also where she was born and raised, she is surrounded by her supporters. Singh was gracious about the state of the race: “Whatever happens will be good for the bench,” as her opponent, Carolyn Gold, a longtime tenant lawyer, also holds progressive ideals.

Nicole from the Elizabeth Warren headquarters/call center has made it an effort to make calls all day to get people to vote.

Coverage brought to you by the 48hills Election Night team: Isabella Albaisa, Ali Aldrees, Juan Miguel Arcayena, Molly Bryant, Savannah Dewberry, Callie Fausey, Matthew Kerfoot, Gabriela Lanza, Isabel Maschmedt,Bridget McGreevy, Dillon McNeil, Kayla Quintero, Cathrine Roque, Clara Rosandich, Josh Safier, Anna Schmid, Alexander Segovia, and Melanie Velasquez.