Monday, January 26, 2009

A little MORE election analysis.....

Yesterday I showed a map with vote percentages for the Nov. 4, 2008 election, by county.

Today: Vote TOTALS. So, where did I get the most votes? The answer is likely to be "where the most people live," and to some extent that's true. Blue is more than 4,000 votes from that county; Green is 2,500 to 3,999; Yellow is 2,000 to 2,4999, and White is less than 2,000

Here are the top five counties. My vote total was 121,584. (If Al Franken were in charge of my recount, my total would have been 7,245,823)

Wake 16,486 (Raleigh)
Mecklenburg 8,234 (Charlotte)
Guilford 7,326 (Greensboro)
Durham 5,341 (Durham)
Buncombe 4,870 (Asheville)

In other words, those five counties gave me well over 1/3 of the total. The other 95 counties....well.

Tomorrow: vote numbers AND percentages--the BEST counties