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2002 & 2006 Details

Posted by David Keelan on Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The following spreadsheet is a breakdown of County Executive votes from 2002 and 2006. Interestingly enough, Chris Merdon had a very large jump in the number of votes over Steve Adler than Ken Ulman did over Jim Robey. Not that it matters now…

What will be interesting to see is the next voter registration data base.  From that we can see what the turn out was by party affiliation.

Playing with these numbers earlier I came to the unscientific conclusion that independents called this race.  I think up to 70% voted for Ulman.  I think voter turn out for democrats was lighter than 2002.

06 results.xls

 Working from the left side you will see the polling location followed by 2006 results by candidate.  Then you will see the 2002 results by candidate.  Then you will see the differences between the two election cylces.

What was difficult about this exercise was that today we have more polling places than we did in 2002.  Where I could I combined the numbers under 2002 and under difference headings.


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3 Responses to “2002 & 2006 Details”

  1. Hayduke said

    How does this graph relate to the theory that the outcomes of this election — including the CE race — were based on voters feelings toward George Bush?

    I’m not sure myself, but it is interesting to note that Ulman dropped relative to Robey in 2002, while Merdon rose relative to Adler. Anyone else have any thoughts?

  2. I don’ think it does. That will come later. It is all antecdotal at this point.


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