Sunday, November 19, 2006

Christine O'Donnell's Write-in Votes

Looking back on my election predictions, I was way off on one point: I predicted that no write-in candidate would garner more than 0.5 percent of the vote. As the News Journal reported yesterday, Christine O'Donnell garnered 11,127 votes as a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate, 4.3 percent of the total votes. By the way, MOT Newbie (now blogging as Small Wonderings from the Diamond State) correctly guessed that "Holy Girl" (as he called her) would do better than 0.5 percent.
Write-in candidates require large numbers of highly motivated voters to make any sort of impression. Her candidacy benefitted from the poor showing by GOP nominee Jan Ting, who barely won the primary against O'Donnell and perennial candidate Mike Protack.
I'm not sure why it took ten days to learn the write-in vote for O'Donnell; maybe Joe at Merit-Bound Alley, who has been dogging this story will find out for us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, you don't list an e-mail address on the site. What's the best way to contact you?

7:40 PM, November 21, 2006  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

Sorry about that. My email address is

8:06 PM, November 21, 2006  

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