Professor McDaniel Discusses Latest Election Returns for SF Mayor

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- “Breed only gained 21 votes today, which, given the state of the race, is fairly good news for Leno,” said Jason McDaniel, an associate professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University.

Leno’s campaign had been buoyed largely by the volume of No. 2 picks he received from Supervisor Jane Kim’s backers under the city’s ranked-choice voting system. Leno has consistently taken on around 77 percent of Kim’s second-place votes. She all but conceded the race last week, after preliminary voting results showed her coming in third.

“Kim’s performance is keeping Leno in the race,” McDaniel said.