Tag Archives: Election 2012

Donor Watch: Mission Voters Dig Deep for Obama

If campaign contributions are any indication of ballot behavior, Mission residents are casting a decided vote for president this November. President Barack Obama has so far raked in more than nine in 10 dollars donated by district residents to a presidential campaign in the months before the election, according to data compiled by the Federal Election Commission. Republican nominee Mitt...

Election 2012: Mission Voters Historically Lean Left

The Mission is a liberal-leaning district in a liberal-leaning city in a liberal-leaning state. So it came as no surprise when an overwhelming majority of Mission voters — nearly 90 percent — voted in 2008 to send a progressive grassroots community organizer to the White House. In 30 days, Mission residents, along with millions of Americans, will take to the...

Early Voting Begins Today

Early voting opens today at the San Francisco Department of Elections in City Hall. From the department: Early Voting Voters can vote at the Department of Elections on the ground floor of City Hall. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Weekend voting will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the two weekends before the election, October...

‘Elect to Laugh’: Will Durst’s Political Comedy at The Marsh

“Elect to Laugh,” a standup comedy show at The Marsh on Valencia Street, is the brainchild of political comic Will Durst, who will blend monologues and commentary starting at 8 p.m. every Tuesday between now and the first Tuesday in November. Durst consults the news for his jokes, living by the motto “You can’t make stuff like this up.” The show...

City College Board of Trustee Candidates Debate Amid Accreditation Troubles

Whether the fiscal and managerial troubles that have brought the City College of San Francisco’s accreditation into question threatens the school’s ability to remain open varies depending upon whom you ask. “The threat is real,” said Hanna Leung, an attorney vying for one of four seats on the college’s board of trustees. “Nothing is too big to fail.” “We’re not...

Measure to Outlaw Corporate, Union Political Contributions

Campaign finance reform is once again a hot-ticket item on the California ballot. This election cycle, campaign reform takes shape in state Proposition 32, a controversial measure on the November ballot that is intended to curb the influence of special interests and big money in California politics. If passed, Prop. 32 would more closely align state contribution laws regarding corporations...

VIDEO: Proposition G, Brought to You by Sock Puppets

Proposition G on the November ballot would make it San Francisco’s policy that corporations are not persons, and should therefore not have the same rights. Under current federal law, corporations are allowed to donate unlimited amounts of money to candidates and parties, as are individuals. If approved, Prop. G is intended to send a message to Washington that San Francisco voters...

60 Seconds: Prop. 36

Proposition 36, a statewide measure on the ballot in the November election, proposes changes to California’s three-strikes law. If it passes, it would revise the law to impose a life sentence only when new felony convictions are serious or violent. It would authorize re-sentencing for offenders currently serving life sentences if their third-strike conviction was a nonviolent crime, and if they...