With all 474 precincts reporting and most ballots counted, the District Attorney's race is all but settled with Boudin beating Loftus with 35.56 percent of the vote, versus Loftus's 31.13 percent – and Dean Preston now appears to have won his District 5 seat on the Board of Supervisors, as well.
Per SF's Department of Elections, of the 495,050 voters registered in SF, 204,791, thus far, have had ballots counted, making for a 41.37 percent turnout rate. While by no means great (nor acceptable), it’s a far higher percentage than the national average for voter turnout rates for local elections, which sit somewhere between the low- to mid-30s, depending on the metro.
As SFist reported on prior, preliminary reports for the Round 1 of ranked-choice votes gave Loftus and Brown leads when second-choice votes from eliminated candidates are transferred to them. And, for the time being those predictions served well, with both Loftus and Brown seeing early leads in the wee post-election day hours. Nonetheless, now with the final mail-in and provisional ballots being counted, the picture’s a bit different.
The SF's Department of Elections reported Brown was leading with a 47.54 percent as of 3:54pm today, while Preston was down with 47.25 percent; Brown had 11,122 ballots cast under her name, with Preston's reported 11,055 figure a mere, soul-crushing 67 votes behind hers.
However, according to the SF League of Pissed Off Voters’ Twitter account – who appear to have the most up-to-date figures – Preston's now besting Brown with 50.37 percent to her 49.63 percent; 11,655 casted ballots for Preston, 11,485 for Brown.
While it's perhaps too early to say, it seems Preston is in the clear to take home the win for the District 5 seat on the Board of Supervisors.
Below, too, are the most up-to-date figures reported by SF's Department of Elections, as of November 9th:
Prop A (affordable housing bond) winning with 71.08 percent voting "yes."
Prop B (renaming the city's elderly and disabled agency) won with 78.46 percent voting "yes."
Prop C (overturning the vape ban) fell with 81.6 percent voting "no."
Prop D (the Lyft/Uber tax to benefit transit and traffic mitigation) just eked by with exactly the 67.63 percent it needed in "yes" votes, because it's a tax.
Prop E (freeing public land for teacher housing) won with 76.23 percent voting "yes."
Prop F (more transparency in local campaign finance) won with 76.86 percent voting "yes."
As we reported on the 6th, Jenny Lam easily won her previously appointed seat on the Board of Education, and Dennis Herrera and Jose Cisneros continue to be our City Attorney and Treasurer, respectively.
Image: Twitter via @DeanPreston