Major FAIL on Political Mailer

As a person who has worked on political mailers for over a decade, certain things have to be right. The most important things are dates, typos and ‘PAID FOR’ designation.

I don’t even know where to start with Baker’s postcard. First off, I received this card TODAY, the day of the election. Not good. It appears she probably mailed this on Friday or Saturday, but with Presort STD, there are NO guarantees when something will show up in your mailbox. The PO guarantees 10-11 days for Presort STD. In SF, it’s between 2-3 days. She should have mailed this NO later than Wednesday or Thursday or went with 1st Class.

But here is the worst part, She only has 10 precincts listed and only 4 of them are correct, the other six in yellow don’t exist. Bad, very bad. How is it that someone running for the School Board doesn’t have enough sense to check the SFSD’s website for polling places?


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.21.19 at 7:35 pm

This is a classical and indictable example of the misinformation and voter suppression mentality of our school board and their elite.

In an ill-fated attempt to protect our students’ best interests with a cloak of what I would dub is “intellectual chauvinism,” they instead reek of self-absorption, self-rightousness, and entitlement.

I also couldn’t help but notice, however, that what they did get right are the “Super Precincts,” which tend to trend for the establishment. If you remember right, “Outside Money Mickelson (Unlike her husband)” won a couple of years ago only because of the First Lutheran and IPC polling places….#CookCounty4Dummies…..#HubbelRain(Reign?)

Oh, and some of these schools that are mistakenly mentioned are already overcrowded due to past Board policies. They certainly don’t need more showing up as misinformed voters, do they?…#NoVacancy…#Elbowroom

#2 anonymous on 05.21.19 at 8:30 pm

I went to vote with someone who is legally blind and has a guide dog.

I was shocked to learn the SFSD does not comply with ADA (American Disabilities Act) when there is a stand-alone school district election.

There was no accommodation made for this person.

She said whenever there is a general or municipal election accommodations are made and ADA is complied with.


#3 Warren Phear on 05.22.19 at 6:41 am

Nevertheless, she persisted.

#4 Conservative Here on 05.22.19 at 8:29 am

VSG – I think you may be giving some of these people too much credit, maybe she or people helping her were too dumb or lazy to get the right locations. I am actually going with that vs voter suppression considering this is her mailing campaign to get folks to vote for her. Either way she won and it was not close, oh well I guess.

#5 l3wis on 05.22.19 at 9:04 am

I had no doubt Baker and Reiter would win. Lora has too much negative press out there about her, some her fault, some not. And while Anderson was a great candidate, she was unknown. I really need to recruit her to run for City Council. What I found interesting was that Nan and Carly tied . . . What are the odds? But what was a little surprising? The bond election had a handful of undervotes, this election which had a 3.86% turnout had 764 undervotes. Hmmm. We have contested that the undervotes were either thrown away and NOT counted in the bond election, or got mysteriously filled out for a ‘certain’ column.

#6 Erica on 05.22.19 at 9:55 am

I didnt receive a single mailer from any one running nor from the school it self as reminder there was even an election. Had I not even followed your page, I wouldnt have known about it coming up at all as I dont have FB or watch tv.

Very disappointed in the EXTREMELY low voter turnout of less than 4%. Either the citizens of the city dont give a damn about what goes onbin the school system, they werent informed there was even an election going on due to lack of district making citizens aware , or combo of both.

Talked to some kids this morning and they were not impressed at all to know that only roughly 4k people even bothered to vote.

#7 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.22.19 at 12:25 pm


True about the your voter suppression commention.

However, if the race was going to be close, making sure that certain “Super Precincts” were correct, while others were not, was to her benefit. I find it hard to believe that was a coincidence.

#8 anonymous on 05.22.19 at 1:22 pm

Is this the level of competence we can expect from this new School Board member?

#9 Conservative Here on 05.22.19 at 3:33 pm

Anonymous – I think the answer is yes. Just watch the comments from the two who won. One just sounds a little slow and the other was parroting.

I am so glad my kids are not in the SFSD anymore. I can tell you if I had little kids they would be home schooled. I have a deep dissatisfaction with today’s public school systems and what the kids are taught. Common Core math is the worse thing ever!!!

#10 anominous on 05.22.19 at 3:56 pm

Agree with this, a major fail. Need to ask her why/how did this happen?

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