SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 26: San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed speaks to union members during a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall on February 26, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of union members held a rally

London Breed (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Breed Widens Lead

Math Gets Difficult For Leno

KCBS Radio Morning News
June 13, 2018 - 5:24 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- Board of Supervisors President London Beerd continues to widen her lead over former State Senator Mark Leno as vote-counting continues in the San Francisco mayoral election.

Breed leads Leno by 1,861 votes with about 9,400 ballots still to be counted, according to the city’s Department of Elections. Breed's lead breaks down to a margin of 50.42 to 49.58 percent.  She continues to maintain a sizeable lead among those who chose her first on the city's ranked choice ballot, with 36.56 percent to Leno’s 24.66.

Observers say the math is becoming increasingly difficult for Leno. He would need a dramatic shift in the trend, which has seen Breed continue to edge ahead in first-place votes since the counting began on Election Night.

The pile of remainibg ballots includes about 6,700 provisional ballots. These are ballots  are given to people who want to vote on Election Day  but don’t appear on official voter registration lists.