In his concession speech, Taylor criticized the ranked-choice voting system.
Allyssa Victory almost didn’t end up on the ballot, but her campaign’s supporters propelled Thao to victory in the ranked-choice runoff.
Thao will be Oakland’s next mayor, according to the final results posted by election officials Monday.
Thao topped Taylor by 680 votes after election officials completed counting ballots on Friday evening.
When will we know who won the Oakland mayor’s race? What does “100% reported” mean? And more ballot questions answered.
Sheng Thao has gained ground, with thousands of ballots left to count.
New results posted Thursday by election officials show Tayor with 35% of first round votes with Sheng Thao at 29%.
If early results hold, supporters say OUSD schools will maintain key funding and the city will have millions more to build affordable housing and infrastructure.
LeAna Powell complained to the Public Ethics Commission on June 20, days after she was fired, accusing mayoral candidate Thao of ordering city staffers to campaign for her.
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Zennie Abraham released a video with a former staffer’s allegations. He didn’t mention his work for another mayoral candidate—and the coal terminal plan they support.
Hordes of mischief-making children, punishing adults, rashes of theft, vandalism, and police crackdowns—Halloween in Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda was once mayhem.
A Kanye comment lands a candidate in hot water. Astonishing spending from unions and coal terminal developers. And more twists and turns.
Feelings—and misperceptions—about the size of Oakland’s police budget since the “defund” movement are likely to shape this election.
Despite rising violence, homelessness, and mass discontent, Schaaf told supporters the city is stronger after her 8 years in office.
You don’t have to settle for 1 candidate for mayor, school board, and more. You can pick up to 5 through the city’s instant runoff process.
Oakland police say a man wanted for brandishing a gun fled officers this morning, setting off a deadly chase.
Two new internal affairs cases could derail OPD’s plan to finally shake off its federal watchdogs.
So far, Sheng Thao and Ignacio De La Fuente have benefitted the most from the fact that wealthy people, unions, and corporations can spend almost unlimited amounts in U.S. elections.
Homelessness, public safety, illegal dumping, and racial equity were among the priorities for voters we interviewed.