Elections Overtime: The Races That Haven't Finished

…And we're counting

Funny thing about Instant-Runoff Voting: The results often aren't so instant. A number of elections around the state are still undetermined. What does the future hold? Gnashing of teeth, threats of litigation, and, of course, counting, counting, and recounting.

In an Instant-Runoff Voting anomaly akin to the Giants catching the Dodgers in '51 after trailing by 13 and a half games, Jean Quan is poised to knock off Don Perata in the race for mayor of Oakland. Alameda County officials say final results could be ready as soon as today.

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