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  • Neither President Recep Tayyip Erdogan nor his rival Kamal Kilicdaroglu got 50 percent of the vote. A runoff will be on May 28. What is the significance of this election?
  • We’ve spoken of elections, election law, and election software. And now there is a revolution afoot from an unlikely place: Shasta County.YLR host Jeff Hayden is joined by elections expert Brent Turner to discuss the fight for best voting technology, and the recent system upheaval in Shasta County, in California and nationally.Our attention will shift home, where our panel will be joined by Chris Jerdonek, Vice-President of the San Francisco Election Commission.Questions for Jeff and his guests — for as always, we take your calls and answer your questions — please call, toll free at (866) 798-8255.
  • Wisconsin voters flipped majority control on the state’s Supreme Court from conservative to liberal for the first time since 2008.
  • Our final show of 2022, just five weeks ago, proved prophetic. We asked what would happen if government, at any level, paired ranked-choice voting with proprietary software, and made a mistake; how would we ever know? The very next day, that very scenario was unveiled in Alameda County, when election officials came to realize they had declared the wrong winner in a race. The officials determined that as a result of rank choice voting had been misapplied, they declared the wrong candidate as the winner. As we go to air tonight, some twelve weeks after the election -- even after certifying the election – the court ordered a review in the Alameda County School Board, District Four ballots. And while the attorneys for the two candidates get to review those ballots, and watch as the sausage is being made, the court order does not go so far as to overturn the results; at least not yet.And then what happens? And just what is the state of elections in California?YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined, once again, by Brent Turner, the real activist. Questions for Jeff and his guest? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • S.F. vs New Hampshire - The fight for clean election technology !! YLR hosts Jeff Hayden and Dean Johnson are joined by local election guru Brent Turner for a debrief on the San Francisco County election director issue as well as a national update. Recently Fox News host Tucker Carlson lambasted the San Francisco Elections Commission for moving toward replacement of the current S.F. election department chief John Arntz and questions were raised regarding cronyism and sole source contracts. Best of all, we take your calls and answer your questions.Join the conversation regarding open source software technology, Ranked Choice Voting, equity, and much more!! Call (866) 798-8255.
  • Georgian voters head to the polls as Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker compete in a runoff election. What's at stake for the Democrats if they secure this crucial 51st Senate seat?
  • We discuss the prospect of SFPD using killer robots, dig into the controversy around the decision to open up a search for a new San Francisco Director of Elections and hear tips on great local holiday gifts
  • Darwin BondGraham, news editor at The Oaklandside, wrote an analysis about how the Oakland mayor’s race was all about public safety. KALW’s elections engagement editor Sonia Paul caught up with BondGraham to talk about how we got here, and how we’re seeing this play out.
  • This is a 2-minute summary of San Francisco's Proposition O on the November 8, 2022 ballot.
  • This is a 2-minute summary of Oakland’s Measure V on the November 8, 2022 ballot.