Sleepless election officials were at wits' end. Nearly two days had passed since the polls closed, and still no one knew the results of the Nov. 2 election. Although dismissed as inconsequential by political pundits, the last-minute write-in campaign by Board of Supervisors President Tom Ammiano had overwhelmed San Francisco's antiquated vote-counting process. Daunting piles of write-in ballots had to be sorted, counted by... More >>>