Contenders await ballot counting in San Francisco mayor race

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 the city’s unusual voting system, although Board of Supervisors President London Breed continued to have the most first-place votes.

San Francisco uses a ranked-choice voting system that allows voters to select their top-three favorites. The candidates with the least votes are eliminated in rounds until there’s a winner. The person with the most first-place votes…

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