Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Election Day

Public funding transforms D11 race

The District 11 fundraising records show how public financing is changing the nature of local political campaigns. Former Sup. John Avalos is challenging the incumbent, Sup. Ahsha Safai. It’s always...

Why turn affordable SROs into tourist hotel rooms?

While the supervisors and the mayor are engaged in a critical, and bitter, debate about moving homeless people into hotels, the Planning Department is moving forward a plan to...

Wednesday results: Not much has changed

I’ve been seeing a lot of social media comments about low turnout in the primary in San Francisco. That’s understandable – the early returns suggested that only about 30...

Results show strong night for local progressives

It’s a good night for progressives in San Francisco. With the final Election-Day results in, we can say that two public defenders and a tenant lawyer look to be headed...

More results: Public defenders winning for judge

More results – only 22,000 Election Day votes, but we can seem some trends. All of the ballot measures are now passing; the tax and bond measures are getting more...

First results: A few surprises

The early results are in and there are some surprises. For starters, the numbers are very small – only 46,000 ballots were returned by mail before Election Day, and...

Election Day: Early turnout is light, but that will change

At first glance, the turnout for Election Day seems a bit slow: The Department of Elections reports that 385,999 vote-by-mail ballots have been issued, and as of today, only...

Sorting out the California presidential primary

The March 3 primary in California matters; it could be a big day for the Democratic presidential candidates. But there are a lot of questions that may be answered...

Late ballots break in progressive direction

The VBM ballots counted today are breaking much more the way the Election-Day votes did: Dean Preston is now 35 votes ahead of Sup. Vallie Brown in D5, and...

Latest ballots are trending conservative

The first round of Election-Day vote-by-mail ballots have shown a shift to the conservative side. It’s not as pronounced as the first-round VBM, but the 16,000 votes counted today...