Ranked-choice voting, he said, "is an injustice, and Oakland will pay the price.
Jean Quan will be Oakland's next mayor. As I've said before, it's a lesser of two evils situation as Rebecca Kaplan had my vote. But the above quote from a Perata campaigner cries of sour grapes and underscores why Perata was a terrible choice as mayor. He had no problem using gutless tactics and bending the rules when it came to campaign financing. The fact that he lost is almost as sweet as a Kaplan victory. Though I don't think much of Quan, I felt she at least ran a cleaner campaign and didn't shy away from tough questions. But again, proof will be in the pudding and Quan needs to step up to fix the problems of Oakland.