Chesa Boudin recall results in San Francisco.

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin lost more than 20 percentage points in her election by recall.

The first batch of results from San Francisco show “yes” on the recall leading “no” 61% to 39%. This batch contains all ballots received before election day.

Since November 2020, every voter in San Francisco has received a ballot for the elections. In all of these elections – the general election in November 2020, the recall of Gavin Newsom in 2021 and two special elections in February and April 2022 – this first batch of results contained around 70% of the total number of votes cast. Because such a large proportion of the total vote comes from this first dump, the final results were at most 2-3 percentage points different from the results after the first batch.

In other words, Boudin is in a very difficult situation. SFGATE won’t call the race until the Associated Press does.


Prior to Election Day, polls had shown Boudin was likely to be recalled. The margin of defeat was 10 to 36 percentage points.

The San Francisco Board of Elections expects to release the second batch at 9:45 p.m. This batch will contain some of the votes cast in person at polling stations. Another batch of these results will be released at 10:45 p.m.

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