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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pallone victory: Plainfield-by-the-numbers


Much has been said about the importance of Plainfield's vote in the re-election of 6th Congressional District representative Frank Pallone on November 2.

Before engaging in that conversation, Assemblyman Jerry Green's take on it, and the so-called 'open letter' to Union County Republican candidates, I wanted to post the district-by-district numbers for Plainfield.

At the end of the post are links to Ward maps I have posted online showing each voting district (hopefully, the city website will soon have a much better map from the Planning Division online).

Overall, since New Dem Rebecca Williams was running for the at-large Council seat in Wards 2 and 3, the New Dems took responsibility for getting out the vote in those two wards, with Assemblyman Jerry Green and crew taking responsibility for, as he so graciously put it, 'knock and drag' in Wards 1 and 4. Note that Ward 1 had a contested Council race; there was no city office on the ballot in Ward 4.




2010 GENERAL ELECTION
PLAINFIELD VOTES FOR PALLONE


Total
Registered
Turnout
% Voting
Votes for
Pallone
% of Registered
Voting for Pallone
Ward 1




01
625
282
45%
271
43%
02
961
287
30%
273
28%
03
441
163
37%
152
34%
04
495
185
37%
160
32%
05
543
166
31%
158
29%
06
571
231
40%
225
39%
07
743
300
40%
279
38%
08
601
265
44%
259
43%












Ward 2





01
712
212
30%
199
28%
02
509
235
46%
201
39%
03
553
262
47%
229
41%
04
594
212
36%
195
33%
05
477
244
51%
211
44%
06
584
292
50%
216
37%
07
585
265
45%
251
43%
08
458
229
50%
191
42%
09
512
257
50%
189
37%
10
494
242
49%
188
38%
11
869
342
39%
302
35%






Ward 3





01
496
168
39%
149
30%
02
545
222
41%
205
38%
03
551
268
49%
245
44%
04
887
377
43%
362
41%
05
478
272
57%
264
55%
06
522
282
54%
263
50%
07
524
250
48%
242
46%
08
498
206
41%
193
39%
09
689
259
38%
243
35%
10
903
273
30%
255
28%






Ward 4





01
1,201
332
28%
326
27%
02
1,121
425
38%
399
36%
03
821
395
48%
379
46%
04
568
200
35%
194
34%
05
499
191
38%
182
36%






Assemblyman Green did provide joint signs for candidates Bill Reid and Rebecca Williams, as well as a mailing supporting the Democratic line from Pallone down through Union County offices to the two City Council candidates. I think it would be fair to say the $12,000 Jerry says he spent should be allocated among the EIGHT CANDIDATES supported, or $1,500 per candidate (which is the way that ELEC rules credit such expenses).

With this table complete, I will turn to the 'conversation' around this election in a further post.




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2 comments:

Dottie Gutenkauf said...

For a really interesting analysis, compare the turnout percentage with the percentage of the vote for Pallone, ward by ward and, within each ward, district by district.

Concerned Citizen said...

New Democrat... Regular Democrat... We are all Democrats on Election Day of a general election. At least that's what I thought. Who should get the credit is secondary but if anyone deserves it it's the voters who actually came out and voted. Nobody, including Pallone, cares who should get credit except the people who want to keep this feud going. It's time for solutions I don't care where they come from.