by Johnnie Burrell
On June 5, 2018, the party started at San Francisco’s Delancey Street for San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed and her campaign for mayor. During the celebration, her 600-plus energetic supporters who attended understood from election vote monitors stationed around the facility that she was leading second place Mark Leno by a percentage point.
The following day, Wednesday morning, saw that lead evaporate because of an election strategy that allowed voters to cast a vote for their favorite candidate and for their second and third choices. Called “ranked choice voting,” it allows candidates to team up and share votes. If that sounds confusing, it is, and it was for most voters.
At this time London Breed, her supporters and the citizens of San Francisco are still awaiting the election outcome. The winner’s circle looms. We’ll see who lands in it. Until that time, tune in to the party!
Johnnie Burrell is a renowned San Francisco videographer, who records Black history as it’s made in countless videos. Visit his website, www.internationalmediatv.com, and his YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/johnnieburrellstv. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.