The Voting Center located in front of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium with San Francisco City Hall in the background lit up with red, white and blue lights in San Francisco on Nov. 3, 2020. (Dyanna Calvario / Golden Gate Xpress) (Dyanna Calvario)
The Voting Center located in front of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium with San Francisco City Hall in the background lit up with red, white and blue lights in San Francisco on Nov. 3, 2020. (Dyanna Calvario / Golden Gate Xpress)

Dyanna Calvario

Highlights of Xpress election coverage around the Bay Area

November 6, 2020

The 2020 Election Day was like no other. From the increased amount of mail in ballots to the later announcement of how the winner is, the pandemic changed the course of this election in several ways. However, people around the Bay Area gather on the day of the elections to react to the results, even when the results were not delivered at the end of the night.

Here are the highlights of what has happened since the day of the elections:

SF State Campus

Campus

The SF State polling place saw a small turn out of students during Election Day this year. However, polls workers believe this is caused by the small in-campus student population and the increased number of people who mailed their ballots. Read more here.

 

The Mission District

Mission

Manny’s restaurant in the Mission District hold polling places during the morning while also hosting an event during the evening. Read more here.

Jackie Fielder

Jackie Fielder

Team members from Golden Gate Xpress and Xpress Magazine followed Jackie Fielder, California State Senate candidate from District 11, throughout the Election Day. From her campaign bus to her night event, our reporters followed her journey as she ended her campaign. Read more here.

City Hall

City Hall

A San Francisco resident folds up their ballot at the in-person Voting Center located in front of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Nov. 3, 2020. (Dyanna Calvario / Golden Gate Xpress)
Poll workers wipe and sanitize tables used at the in-person Voting Center located in front of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Nov. 3, 2020. (Dyanna Calvario / Golden Gate Xpress)

The Castro

 

Oakland

Vallejo

Community organizers of The Bay Area Freedom Project write down the names of those killed by Fatal 14 in chalk, outside Vallejo Police Department, in Solano County, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2020. VPD has arrested the organizers multiple times in the last two months and charged them with vandalism for the same. They continue to write these names every night and offer each victim a rose, despite the continued risk of being arrested. (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress)
Members of The Bayarea Freedom Project observe five minutes of silence for the people killed by the Fatal 14, outside Vallejo Police Department, in Solano County, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2020. Fatal 14 are the 14 VPD officers involved in the fatal shootings of citizens. The latest of the shootings took place in the early hours of Jun. 3, when a Fatal 14 officer Jarrett Tonn shot Sean Monterrosa in his neck. (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress)
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Magill was born in San Francisco but spent about half of his life living in France. He moved back to the Bay in 2015, and in his spare time he tends to his herbs and veggies, sitting alone with his thoughts anguishing over the existential dangers facing his generation.
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Jian Yang
Hey! My name is Jian Yang, I'm a 24 years old Journalism major, and I'm an international student from China. I'm currently serving as the News Reporter for Golden Gate Xpress and I'm set to graduate this Spring.
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Sebastian Mino-Bucheli
Sebastian Miño-Bucheli is a photographer, videographer, and coffee enthusiast at the Golden Gate Xpress while majoring in Photojournalism and minoring in Latin American Studies. Previously a transfer student from Los Angeles Valley College, he’s now lived in San Francisco for three years but will always be a proud Angeleno (818 No Quema Cuh). Sebastian is an Ecuadorian-American who wants to focus more on his Latinx community to push representation.
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Malakai Wade
Malakai is a senior journalism student at SFSU and the Editor-in-Chief of Xpress Magazine. She is in her last semester after finishing a minor in International Relations. Malakai wants to focus on multimedia productions such as podcasting and video, as well as magazine design and publishing. She likes writing about global feminism, community organizations, and other artists. She also co-hosts and produces The Happy Hour Podcast, a comedy/news/talkshow all about happy stories. Catch her at home or wearing a mask when she goes out.
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Emily Curiel
Emily lives life through a viewfinder. She has a hummingbird superstition and spends most of her down time playing the mobile app game called Two Dots, she’s sort of obsessed. She eats a lot of hamburgers and pets a lot of animals when she can. She’s a sucker for museums, sports, chocolate and anything artsy that’s hands on.

Her career goal, to put it simple, as the great Warren Buffett said, is to find a job that she loves so she doesn’t have to work a day in her life. She wants to be a great photojournalist, who is well-paid, so she may be able to live comfortably with good health insurance. Emily wants to be able to enlighten society in a more positive way through her photographs and storytelling. Dorothea Lange once said, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” This is what Emily wants to embody and hopes she can do so in the field of journalism. You can find more of her work here.
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Joel Umanzor Jr.
Joel Umanzor Jr. is studying Print and Online Journalism with a minor in Latino/a studies and is in his Senior year. Umanzor Jr. is also a part-time reporter for a local youth-led monthly publication in the East Bay Area called "The Richmond Pulse.” When not on assignment, you can find him listening to underground Hip Hop somewhere in between Richmond and Hayward.
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Jun Ueda
Jun Ueda is the Photo Editor for Golden Gate Xpress this Spring. He's super excited to tackle a bunch of stories with the staff. It's his last semester at SF State and he's studying photojournalism with a minor in geography. In his free time he likes to rock climb, surf, and play soccer if I'm not messing around with my camera.
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Harika Maddala
Harika Maddala is a senior year student at San Francisco State University, pursuing a bachelor’s

in Photojournalism and a minor in International Relations. Born and raised in India, Harika

earned her BA in journalism in the country and transferred to SF State in 2019, to earn a four-

year bachelor’s degree. She has been clicking photos since age 14 and has had her photos

displayed at various galleries including at a TedX exhibition in India in 2016, at Yerba Buena

Arts Gallery in June 2019, and at Samy’s Camera in the Spring of 2019. Harika enjoys shooting

anything with a lot of action- dance, weddings, concerts, protests, and riots. She is currently

exploring multimedia and finds video and audio editing relaxing- almost like a craft of weaving

things together. She joined the Xpress newspaper team in Summer 2020 and this is her last

semester in college. She aims to work on more projects related to queer identities, race and

immigration issues, body image, and mental health in the future.
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Yeily Mendez, Engagement Editor
Yeily Mendez (she/her) is a journalism student at SF State minoring in race and resistance studies and criminal justice. She is a Bay Area native and has previously worked as a staff reporter for Golden Gate Xpress and social media intern for The San Francisco Standard. Yeily is now the engagement editor for Golden Gate Xpress. In her free time, she loves to watch and talk about reality TV and anything pop culture-related.
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Paul Kelly
Paul Christopher Kelly is a young Bay Area native of Irish and Nicaraguan descent. He has a familial affinity towards Irish and Latin American writers, such as Oscar Wilde, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Samuel Beckett, and Pablo Neruda. Due to this, his prose frequently features Spanish translations as a companion to the original English. His work has appeared in Transfer, The Golden Gate Xpress, Seen and Heard, El Tecolote, The San Franciscan, and Borderless magazine. For those interested in reading more his website sfpoetryandnews.com contains samples of his journalistic articles and essays on varying subjects. He can also be reached at [email protected] for further inquiries.

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