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Top Candidates In San Francisco Supes Race 97 Votes Apart

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- The top two candidates are less than 100 votes apart in the race for San Francisco's District 7 supervisor, according to the latest results released Thursday by the city's Department of Elections.

FX Crowley, who has served on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco Port Commission, is only 97 votes ahead of Norman Yee, president of the San Francisco Board of Education, elections officials said Thursday afternoon.

After six rounds of ranked-choice voting using the latest vote totals, Crowley has 10,689 votes or 50.23 percent, compared to 10,592 votes and 49.77 percent for Yee.

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There are about 72,000 votes citywide that have yet to be counted, including both vote-by-mail and provisional ballots, according to elections officials.

The winner of the race will replace termed-out Supervisor Sean Elsbernd in representing the district in the southwest part of the city that includes the neighborhoods of West Portal and Parkmerced as well as the areas near Twin Peaks, Lake Merced and San Francisco State University.

Michael Garcia, who Elsbernd endorsed to be his successor, finished in third place, according to the latest totals.

The next round of results will be announced at 4 p.m. Friday.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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