Election stats.

VPAP is doing some fun stuff with election data now, particularly this map of winners by municipality. This state is just a sea of Creigh Deeds, from north to south, east to west, with only four islands of McAuliffe and four islands of Moran. Democrats have a nominee with a tremendous geographic base of support.

And Lowell Feld ran the numbers on how much candidates spent per vote, and found that Sen. Deeds did absolute wonders with his budget, spending just 21% as much per vote as McAuliffe and 36% as much per vote as Moran. Fiscal conservatism starts with your campaign. If this kind of thing interests you, see my 2006 graph of the historical cost per vote in Virginia gubernatorial elections from 1965-2005.

Published by Waldo Jaquith

Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »