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November 16, 2010 | 7:08 am

The Ranked-Choice Voting Debate

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UPDATE NOV 16 From the Chronicle: Ranked-choice voting sets stage for new tactics UPDATE NOV 12 FairVote, ranked-choice-voting proponents, has issued a statement rebutting Don Perata’s criticism of ranked-choice-voting in his concession speech Thursday. UPDATE NOV 11 3:30 p.m. Joe Eskenazi of The Snitch writes that “Don Perata Deserved to Lose,” focusing on the erstwhile […]

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Quan Next Oakland Mayor

November 10, 2010 | 6:24 pm

Quan Next Oakland Mayor

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City Councilwoman Jean Quan won the race for Oakland mayor Wednesday night, defeating former state Senate President Don Perata. The East Bay Express: Oakland City Councilwoman Jean Quan has won the Oakland mayor’s race, defeating ex-state Senator Don Perata, 50.98% to 49.02%. Update 6:08 p.m.: The results aren’t up yet on the registrar’s office website. […]

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November 9, 2010 | 12:00 pm

Oakland Vote Progess…

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UPDATE 11:53 a.m. Alameda Registrar spokesman Guy Ashley told me over the phone that they are down to a few hundred provisional ballots left to count in Oakland. He called the verification of those remaining “excruciatingly slow” because not only do they have to check on whether voters are actually registered at the proper address, […]

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November 8, 2010 | 5:01 pm

No Final Oakland Mayor Results Today

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Alameda County Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald said today that they may not be able to announce who won the mayoral race until later this week, possibly as late as Friday. The registrar is still counting provisional ballots. Oakland Councilwoman Jean Quan currently leads State Sen. Don Perata by 1876 votes, about 1% of the […]

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November 5, 2010 | 5:26 pm

Jean Quan Moves Ahead of Don Perata in Oakland Mayoral Race

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Jean Quan takes lead in Oakland mayor’s race in unofficial results (Oakland Tribune) Ranked-Choice Voting Results (Alameda County Registrar of Voters) Statement from Mayoral Candidate Jean Quan on Release of Initial Ranked Choice Voting Results Today “Oakland’s first foray into Ranked Choice Voting has been a cliff hanger—our lead of 51.09: 48.91 show that our […]

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Morning Splash: Election Results

November 3, 2010 | 8:04 am

Morning Splash: Election Results

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The outcome, in a nutshell’s nutshell: Great night for Republicans, considerably lousy one for Democrats. Republicans just about ran the table in the House, surpassing even the upper end of projections with a 60-seat gain. That’s an even more sweeping victory than the 52-seat gain that ushered in the Newt Gingrich era in 1994. John […]

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November 2, 2010 | 9:04 pm

Audio: An Oakland Poll Worker Reflects

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From Oakland North, a volunteer at the Grand Lakes polling station relates her experience.

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November 2, 2010 | 11:04 am

Free Cab Rides to Polling Places in Oakland

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From Bay City News Service: Getting to the polling places in Oakland just got a little easier. Oakland-based Friendly Cab announced Monday that it would offer free taxi rides to residents going to and from their polling place. Considered the first program of its kind, the free rides will give voters a chance to vote […]

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