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Analysis of Election Results - 5th district (Minnesota) U.S. Congress 2008

Where IP candidate Bill McGaughey did well and where he did poorly

 

 

rank
city ward/precinct
votes for Bill McG.
total votes
Bill's percentage
about the area
   
1
Hilltop all
47
301
15.61%
northeast suburban
2
Spring Lake Park all
361
3,463
10.43%
northeast suburban
3
Columbia Heights all
817
8,184
9.98%
northeast suburban
4
Crystal all
1,177
11,957
9.84%
northwest suburban
5
Fridley all
1,304
13,346
9.77%
northeast suburban
6
Robbinsdale all
660
7,833
8.43%
northwest suburban
7
St. Anthony in Ramsey Co. all
138
1,641
8.41%
east suburban
8
Minneapolis ward 1
1,240
15,286
8.11%
northeast - city
9
Hopkins 5 precincts
536
6,659
8.05%
southwest suburban
10
Richfield all
1,373
17,564
7.82%
south suburban
11
St. Anthony in Hennepin Co. all
269
3,460
7.78%
east suburban
12
New Hope all
817
10,623
7.69%
northwest suburban
13
Minneapolis ward 12
1,355
18,161
7.46%
southwest - city
14
St. Louis Park all
1,944
27,063
7.18%
southwest suburban
15
Golden Valley all
885
13,223
6.69%
west suburban
16
Minneapolis ward 3
851
12,962
6.57%
north central - city
17
Minneapolis ward 4
806
12,810
6.29%
northwest - city
18
Minneapolis ward 9
723
11,621
6.14%
south central - city
19
Minneapolis ward 11
1,082
17,632
6.14%
south - city
20
Minneapolis ward 7
1,196
19,762
6.05%
west central - city
21
Fort Snelling all
4
67
6.00%
southeast suburban
22
Minneapolis ward 10
973
16,555
5.88%
south west central - city
23
Minneapolis ward 13
1,126
20,449
5.51%
southwest - city
24
Minneapolis ward 6
588
10,992
5.35%
central south - city
25
Minneapolis ward 8
668
14,090
4.74%
central south - city
26
Minneapolis ward 2
730
15,421
4.73%
east central - city
27
Minneapolis ward 5
414
10,194
4.06%
east central - city
   
  total included  
22,084
321,318
6.87%
     
  total Minneapolis  
11,752
195,934
6.00%
city
  total suburban  
10,332
125,384
8.24%
suburbs
         

 

In the last week, Bill campaigned primarily in Columbia Heights, Robbinsdale, and 13th ward Minneapolis; in preceding week, in Richfield and south Minneapolis along Nicollet Avenue; also campaigned heavily in Crystal and New Hope. No time spent in Fridley or Spring Lake Park. The Star Tribune newspaper scarcely covered this campaign. Some media exposure on Minnesota Public Radio, KSTP-TV, North Metro TV (cable), and KARE-TV.

The campaign web site saw a surge of traffic on the days before the election (Nov. 4) indicating that voters do take seriously their obligation to cast an intelligent vote for elective office. Some daily results (or averages) are as follows:

 

day
number of visits
number of hits
 
September average
64
217
October average
129
520
November 1, 2008
161
665
November 2, 2008
263
1,359
November 3, 2008
1,115
6,183
November 4, 2008 (election day)
857
4,231
November 5, 2008
106
453

 

Note: The totals are around 300 votes short of totals reported by Minnesota Secretary of State's office. Taken from scattered precinct reports and tabulated on spread sheet

 

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