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Moldova court invalidates election win of pro-European mayor

Jun. 20, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan court has invalidated the election victory of a pro-European candidate to the post of mayor of the Moldovan capital. The Chisinau Court ruled late Tuesday that Andrei Nastase was not the winner of the June 3 vote, without providing a reason. On Wednesday Nastase...

North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town's votes

Jun. 14, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

RUSO, N.D. (AP) — The man believed to be North Dakota's oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout. Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes cast in the state's smallest incorporated city, the Minot Daily News reported . The 86-year-old...

San Francisco elects first African-American woman as mayor

Jun. 13, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious Wednesday to become the city's first African-American woman mayor after narrowly defeating a rival who was seeking to become the first openly gay man in the position. It took eight days of counting after Election Day for Breed to...

The Latest: Latest tally seals Breed as San Francisco mayor

Jun. 13, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco's mayor's race (all times local): 5:14 p.m. The latest election update by San Francisco officials sealed London Breed's victory in the mayor's race. She led former state Sen. Mark Leno by nearly 2,200 votes out of nearly 250,000 ballots cast. Elections...

Former state Sen. Mark Leno concedes tight race for San Francisco mayor, wishes rival London Breed success

Jun. 13, 2018 4:19 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former state Sen. Mark Leno concedes tight race for San Francisco mayor, wishes rival London Breed success.

Lead widens, but San Francisco mayor race too close to call

Jun. 10, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gap widened between the leading candidates in the race for San Francisco mayor, but it is still too close to call. London Breed, the president of the Board of Supervisors, led former state Sen. Mark Leno by 1,580 votes on Sunday. The lead has changed hands in recent days. Leno had...

Ranked-choice voting faces statewide test in Maine primary

Jun. 8, 2018 9:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A crowded party primary is typically a recipe for nastiness and mud-slinging: Candidates with few political differences try to distinguish themselves with personal attacks on their opponents. Then there is Maine. In a campaign video flush with smiles and upbeat music, two Democrats...

AP EXPLAINS: San Francisco race raises ranked-choice voting

Jun. 7, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In San Francisco, the candidate with the most first-place votes is trailing in a tight race for mayor. London Breed, the president of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, is some 10 percentage points ahead of former state Sen. Mark Leno in votes for first-place. Yet, Leno was leading...

255 votes separate contenders in San Francisco mayor's race

Jun. 7, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gap between the two leading candidates for San Francisco mayor shrank to 255 votes on Thursday. An elections office update shows former state Sen. Mark Leno still leading President of the Board of Supervisors London Breed in a race that remained too close to call. But he had been...

Contenders await ballot counting in San Francisco mayor race

Jun. 6, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The two leading candidates in San Francisco's race for mayor are resigned to days of uncertainty as the contest remained too close to call and tens of thousands of ballots waited to be counted Wednesday. Updated results showed former state Sen. Mark Leno maintaining a tiny lead under...