S.F. Election, Day Three: Leno Ahead by 255 Votes

Ballots are wheeled in to the Department of Elections for counting, June 6, 2018 (Kevin Hume)

It’s been two days since the polls closed, and we’re still not much closer to knowing who will lead our city as mayor — potentially for the next ten years. The latest results are in, and here’s what we’ve got…

As a refresher, London Breed had 49.60 percent of ranked-choice votes yesterday, 0.2 percent more than the day before. Mark Leno led with 50.40 percent. 

Today, the results tell a different story. Breed is catching up, with 74,169 votes, bringing her to 49.91 percent. 

Leno has 74,424 votes and 50.09 percent. 

In other words, there’s a 255 vote difference.

But the race is far from over: There are still 83,700 votes to count. All mail-in ballots are expected to be counted by Monday, at which point the Department of Elections will move on to provisional ballots.

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