SF Election Update: D7 too Close to Call

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Published on November 07, 2012 with 5 Comments

Francis Xavier Crowley, who is endorsed by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, is leading the field in the ranked choice race for District 7 Supervisor. Photo via Facebook.

By Luke Thomas

November 7, 2012

With over 93,000 citywide ballots yet to be processed and counted, the District 7 race for Supervisor is looking more and more like a nail biter between the race current leader, Francis Crowley, and Norman Yee.

After 6 rounds of Ranked Choice Voting iterations, Crowley (9062 votes) leads Yee (8724 votes) by 338 votes.

If current trending continues, with more votes transferring from Supervisor Sean Elsbernd-endorsed candidate, Michael Garcia, to Crowley than to Yee, Crowley will likely be crowned District 7 Supervisor.

Norman Yee.

The Department of Elections said of the 93,000 uncounted citywide ballots, 49,000 ballots are from polling stations, 20,000 are vote by mail ballots and 24,000 are provisional ballots.  District 7 is one of 6 odd-numbered districts where residents voted for a district supervisor on the eleven-member Board of Supervisors.

Updates will be made available at 4 pm each day until all the ballots have been processed and counted, the Department of Elections said.

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the SanFranciscoSentinel.com, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched FogCityJournal.com. The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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