Wednesday, November 07, 2007

worth a thousand words

the down and dirty:


City of Pittsburgh - November 2007 General Election - Mayor

update 2: for those googling in, I have a follow up: the thousand words.
more to follow. over.

update. Man, people like maps. Just fyi, I put this up before but historical data by voting district in the City is merged in this file:

http://www.briem.com/data/Pittsburgh_Election_Data.xls

and I have other historical maps here:

http://www.briem.com/mapindex.html

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at that little swath of dark red. What is that, the South Side slopes? Someone spilled ketchup on the map?

Interesting.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:19:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Allentown. Ward 18, dist 10. 10 total ballots cast. 9 for mayor, 8 of those for MD. It also split 50 50 in the race between Kraus and Rauterkus for city council.. it may be Mark's best showing %wise.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the Pittsburgh Courier endorsement didn't carry much weight.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris: What is Ward 5, District 8 (in the Hill District), where only 1 person voted out of over 400 registered? It is a housing project that was demolished or something?

John

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger jtogyer said...

Like Bill Peduto, Mark DeSantis seemed to be running for mayor of Forbes and Murray, and the map bears that out.

I appreciated DeSantis' efforts to reach out to underrepresented populations and minorities. For instance, too many Democrats have really taken the African American vote for granted (notably Mike Dawida, and it wrecked his political career).

But DeSantis kept doing things like holding media events at the Duquesne Club, or at the Pennsylvanian, two of the most exclusive places Downtown.

For goodness sake, weren't there any places to hold press conferences in Bloomfield, Brookline and Fineview?

I have a feeling some Pittsburghers saw DeSantis as an elitist, and a bit of a stiff. That might not be true, but I suspect it was the perception.

Ravenstahl's missteps didn't hurt him as badly as they could, I suspect, because a lot of Pittsburghers could relate to wanting to meet Tiger Woods, or going to a Toby Keith concert, or hanging out with the owner of the Penguins.

Your mileage may vary; I'm a suburban parasite.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

That is Sugar Top:

http://www.post-gazette.com/popup.asp?img=/images3/20070717Sugar_Top.gif

I think that is some form of error, but that is purely a guess. I don't think that specific district is impacted by anything like that and that number is inconsistent with the history I have here:

http://www.briem.com/data/Pittsburgh_Election_Data.xls

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 1:22:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

The maps a great. I've learned more about city politics in 15 the past minutes than I learned in the previous 3 months.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that about MD too, him holding events at exclusive places. I suppose politicans want to attract wealthy people who might give them money. But come on, hold one or two events in places where everyone will feel comfortable. Community centers for instance would be perfect venues.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 3:29:00 PM  

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