Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Desperately Seeking Voters

So I am the last person in the world who gets to poke fun at anyone else's spelling.. but the typos on the election returns are funny. It was saying 'canidate' like a zillion times for quite some time. You couldn't miss it. And near the top it still says 'prinary'.

The first factoid of the night... almost done and it looks like the mayoral race is going to have around 44K votes cast when all is said and done. 4 years ago in the city mayoral primary the 7 candidates split 58,843 votes between them. Almost a third more than tonight. Can't explain that by population loss over the last 4 years. Weather? Message? Candidates? I count, you decide.

What's weirder. On Channel 2, the mayoral race was like the third story into the newscast. Even after something about Najeh Davenport's car being stolen. That's pretty telling about a lot of things, and not just city politics.

addendum.. the knock down drag out Murphy O'Connor 2001 primary had 53% more votes cast for mayor (67,657) than tonight.


Anonymous MH said...

Open primaries generally draw more voters than when you have an incumbent. Also, the candidates were just better all around. In 2005, you could hardly go to Whole Foods without getting a Peduto flyer.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well at least the Coghill/Matt H team lost. That's best for everyone.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

I thought all the Matt H. comments were supposed to go on Bram's blog? That's what the memo said.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go Natalia!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 2:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's like, really nice?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 9:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too noticed that the Davenport story topped the news instead of the results. Telling. Love your results by ward maps--thanks for giving us good info. Can't wait to see more.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 9:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the Matt H comments once again.

There is a serious obsession going on here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 2:48:00 AM  

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