Monday Must Read: Oakland Mayor’s Race to be Decided Today; Cooley Takes Lead Over Harris

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1. The Oakland mayor’s race is expected to be decided today when the Alameda County Registrar of Voters posts an update of its ranked choice voting results. The registrar’s office said late Friday that it hoped to finish counting 15,000 late absentee and provisional ballots from Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro over the weekend. As of Friday afternoon, Councilwoman Jean Quan led ex-state senator Don Perata by two percentage points, 51% to 49%. Although the results came as a surprise, Quan probably has been leading since Election Night when including second- and third-place votes. It’s no wonder that Perata tried to block ranked choice voting from going into effect this year.

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