Ed Lee Elected Mayor, Ross Mirkarimi and George Gascón Win Their Seats
|Now let's see what we can make him do|
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi appeared to be the new sheriff after three rounds of counting, capturing 53 percent of the vote; District Attorney George Gascón was elected with 64 percent of the vote, according to election results.
These preliminary ranked-choice counts are unofficial, but as the Chronicle noted, the results are not likely to shift after election officials count the 32,000 remaining ballots as well as the 30,000 last-minute provisional ballots. The Elections Department reports a 33.81 percent voter turnout.
Lee was unable to capture a majority in the first round of voting, but still took the lead with 31 percent of first-choice votes. Avalos had 18 percent of first-choice votes, and Herrera pulled in 11 percent.