As of today, the San Diego, CA Mayoralty still hasn't been decided. In case this hasn't made news outside of Southern California, here's what's gotten the election this far: The March primary election saw the top-two vote winners for the Mayoralty go to two relatively conservative men; sitting mayor Dick Murphy, and county supervisor Ron Roberts. Five weeks before election day, liberal city councilwoman and erstwhile surf-shop owner Donna Frey bows to community pressure and throws her name in the ring as a write-in candidate. Election day comes and guess what: it looks as though Frey has either won or is really, really close. Third-place Roberts bows out. A challenge was made to the entire election, saying that having a three-way race at the November general election was against city law. That challenge was thrown out, reason given that it should have been made when Frey's candidacy was authorized, not after the election. Fast-forward a couple of days, and it now looks as though Murphy has won, by 2205 votes. But wait -- now the League of Women Voters is asking for an injunction stopping county Registrar of Voters Sally McPherson from certifying the election, because she has not counted write-in votes that listed a name (presumably most would go to Frey) but did not fill in the oval next to the write-in field. LWV is claiming that this goes against the clear will of the voter. Latest from Yahoo! news here. www.signonsandiego.com is the website of the local paper, and has a more complete history of the election. I'm not sure what to make of this. On the one hand, it's pretty clear who a voter is asking to see in office when he or she leaves the rest of the field blank and writes in the name of a publicized write-in candidate. On the other hand, if the positions were switched, would I be all about the "will of the people", or would I want a victory by technicality? I don't live there anymore, but it would be good to a) see the woman whom I know as San Diego's Queen of the Left in the city's highest office, and b) see Dick Murphy, who by most accounts has been a dreadful, scandal-ridden, wishy-washy mayor thrown out on his ear. In any event, it's the last election hijinks of the season, so it's good viewing for politics junkies like most regular denizens of this board. Enjoy.