Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Existential Election Enumerations

For the poll watchers and sundry political junkies out there, here are some maps of straight party ticket voting from the 2007 general election, which was the last time we voted for Allegheny County Executive(ACE).  The main thing to keep in mind is that race was uncontested with no Republican on the ballot at all for ACE.  Whether that pushed up or pushed down the straight ticket Democratic votes I am not sure.  What happened to the straight party Republican votes when there was no Republican on the ballot for ACE is one of those existential questions.

Note the colors and legend are consistent across the two maps, but on the Republican side I don't think there is a single voting district with 25% or higher straight ticket voting. So the two darkest colors are not there anywhere. These are both percentages among ballots cast that cycle.


Anonymous Jerry said...

Chris, do you know where I can find a list of City of Pittsburgh polling locations? I'm interested in doing a comparison of distance to nearest library with results of the library referendum.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous n'at said...

Not quite the "will of the body" when approximately 1% of the total population of Pittsburgh allows a 0.25 mil increase in property taxes, but hey, this country was founded on low voter turnout...

Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:18:00 AM  
Blogger Conservative Mountaineer said...

Personally, I strongly believe straight ticket voting should be outlawed... as should be 'cross-filing'.

The first, IMHO, reinforces brain-dead voting.. the second reinforces Democrat dynasties.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:12:00 PM  

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