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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 12:03 AM
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2. "progressive losses in San Francisco under ranked choice voting"

District-By-District Analysis

Bay Guardian In Denial As Its Slate Card Flops

Peskin Also Loses Ballot Propositions, Judicial Race
The Bay Guardian prides itself on the political clout of its election Endorsements which fill the entire front page and seemed weirdly in denial after all its first choice candidates for Supervisor lost. It ran a long article extolling the virtues for progressives of its beloved ranked choice voting system in Oakland ignoring the progressive losses in San Francisco under ranked choice voting and executive editor Tim Redmond posted a column denying that there was a political machine in San Francisco, when the Guardian is the lungs and spleen of Peskins machine. One can sympathize with the Guardians discomfort. This election, his preferred system of ranked choice voting came around and bit Peskin in the ass in San Francisco, said John Shanley, Mayor Gavin Newsoms delegate to the Democratic Central Committee.

Shanley called the November election a disaster for the progressives. Ballot issues favored by Peskins DCCC and the Guardian, including invitation-to-voter-fraud initiatives to allow non-citizens to vote and same-day voter registration on the day of next years mayors election, were defeated, along with an attempt to increase the hotel tax to a max that would send budget-minded tourists to Daly City to drink, and the voters passed the Sit-Lie Proposition L, that the DCCC opposed Guardian hyperventilatedly attacked.

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