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This election more than most.

It’s been quiet at the polls for today’s election with just a few more hours until they close. Although the Department of Elections predicted a 35 percent turnout, it’s possible that San Francisco could vie for the historic low turnout of just under 23 percent.

If you’re still heading to the polls and don’t know how to vote, read our endorsements, and then check back here later tonight to see what happened. The only real drama tonight is surrounding Props. B&C, which would authorize the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo project.

I’ll be reporting from the No on B&C campaign party being held at 443 Broadway (formerly Club 443), Rebecca Bowe will covering the Yes on B&C party at Coqueta on Pier 5, and our resident tech geek Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez will be at Guardian HQ compiling our tweets (@sfbg) and others here on the Guardian Politics blog and making it look all pretty for y’all.

The pickings are a little slim for our usual list of election night parties, but the others that we know about are Treasurer Jose Cisneros, who will be at Beaux (2344 Market) from 6-9pm, and the Yes on D party at the 03 Bistro & Lounge, which will supposedly be packed with politicos supporting cheaper drugs. Yay cheap drugs! 

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But since the main candidates were unopposed, it really doesn't matter. Heck, even SFBG endorsed the incumbents.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

Wow, she just went up in my estimation.

Posted by anon on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

Doesn't mean she's "yes." I hope she had some of those gourmet hors d'ouvres at Coqueta, and one of those frothy mojitos to celebrate!

Posted by Greg on Nov. 06, 2013 @ 7:52 am
Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2013 @ 8:07 am

Twitter? So much for speaking truth to power.

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

No hypocrosy there.

No, really.

Posted by anon on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

I honestly got bored with talking shit to these asshats because it just became so easy. The best was that Johnny Angel guy who came, got utterly crapped on for like 3 weeks straight, then got fired. Anyway, I'm guessing the SFBG will be celebrating a victory with the "No on B" campaign tonight, which was actually funded heavily by four of my richest clients who were concerned about it having an adverse effect on their own condos, lol. Solidarity!

Posted by Scram on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

Measure B - 8 Washington Street—Initiative
Ballots cast Percentage
No 30329 55.02%
Yes 24798 44.98%
Total 55127 100%

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Measure C - 8 Washington Street —Referendum
Ballots cast Percentage
No 33142 61.06%
Yes 21134 38.94%
Total 54276 100%

Posted by marcos on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 8:35 pm
Posted by Guest on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

No constructions permits issued without citywide approval. Hopefully every single project will be voted down - that'll show 'em!!!

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

if projects like this get put on the ballot more often. If the planning commission isn't responsive to needs of the people, let the people veto them. I hope it does set a precedent for big developers to think twice about investing tons of money to screw the city, because we'll make them spend it and come away with nuthin' just like this schmuck did.

Posted by Greg on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

it is ridiculous to suggest that they are not responsive to the people.

The fact is that the people are a lot more moderate than you. And I'm not sure a 10% turnout shows much strength of felling about this.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2013 @ 8:09 am

If that's early returns, then they're doomed!

I LOVE it when a rich guy invests tons of money to buy an election, and loses it all!!! Poor poor rich guy. Lost his whole investment. Lovin' it! Just lovin' it!

Posted by Greg on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

Especially to preserve their views.

I say to people who would have benefited from that $12 million contribution to the affordable housing fund: "eat shit."

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

Why do you hate success?

Posted by Greg on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

Voters Demand: Stop the luxury condo towers!

Posted by marcos on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

There are dozens more going up - haven't you noticed?

Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2013 @ 8:10 am

Ed Lee and Gavin Newsom have no coats much less coat tails.

Posted by marcos on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

suck our collective progressive dicks, trolls

Posted by lkmj on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

So good. Progressives would be crying in their beers if the election results went the other way. Odd how progressives love it when they win but hate it when they lose. Progressive hypocrisy at its height. This whole thing was stupid anyway and I didn't have a dog in this fight. I might have voted no if progressives hadn't been so shrill about being against it. Har.

Posted by Matlock on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 11:29 pm
Posted by lk on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

election was rigged or bought.

See progressives win the only fair elections, and lose all the unfair ones!

Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2013 @ 8:11 am

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