Newsom weighs in on Alioto-Pier verdict 

Mayor Gavin Newsom likened the re-election court case of Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier to same-sex marriage.

“It’s win, lose, win, lose,” the mayor said Wednesday, the day after an appeals court ruled the District 2 incumbent could not run for re-election this November.

Alioto-Pier said Tuesday that she wasn’t done fighting, and she planned to take the issue to the California Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Department of Elections is expected to send Nov. 2 election ballots to the printer Sept. 1, which makes it all the more confusing for voters, Newsom said.

“My fundamental concern is for ... residents who will wonder what’s going on,” Newsom said. “They need to know who they will have a chance to vote on soon so I hope the Supreme Court moves quickly.”

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