As of Friday, District 8 supervisor candidate Scott Wiener was ahead in the vote count, though the final outcome isn’t yet known because of the ranked vote system used in San Francisco.
Glen Park’s own Rachel Gordon has an excellent article on the count in the San Francisco Chronicle. Here’s an excerpt:
In District Six, Jane Kim, president of the Board of Education, came out on top, as did deputy city attorney Scott Wiener in District Eight, in the preliminary look at ranked-choice votes. Both were in first place on election night and remained in the lead in the raw votes Friday.
San Francisco elections chief John Arntz cautioned, however, that Friday’s numbers were preliminary, with an estimated 75,000 ballots from Tuesday’s election still to be counted.
“No candidates have been eliminated from the contest; no one has won,” he told a gathering of anxious campaign operatives and City Hall staffers gathered outside his office late Friday afternoon. To continue his point, he added, “It’s going to change. … If you see a trend, good for you, but nothing’s final yet.”
There are still about 60,000 vote-by-mail ballots citywide that remain to be counted.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/06/BA081G82BI.DTL#ixzz14W6JhW2z