Santa Cruz Election Data

Description

santa.cruz and santa.cruz.audit hold data from a Santa Cruz County, CA, contest held in November, 2008, for County Supervisor in the 1st District. The competitive candidates were John Leopold and Betty Danner. According to the semi-official results provided to us by the Santa Cruz County Clerk's office, Leopold won with votes on 45% of the 26,655 ballots. Danner received the votes on 37% of the ballots. The remaining ballots were undervoted, overvoted, or had votes for minor candidates.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 152 observations on the following 5 variables.

PID

Precinct IDs (unique) for all precincts involved in race

r

Total number of registered voters in the precinct.

tot.votes

Total number of ballots cast in the precinct.

leopold

Total number of ballots marked for John Leopold.

danner

Total number of ballots marked for Betty Danner.

Details

santa.cruz holds the semi-official results for the race. santa.cruz.audit holds the audit totals for the random sample of precincts selected for the audit. Note the santa.cruz.audit vote counts are larger for some precincts due the missing provisional ballot counts in the semi-official results.

Source

Santa Cruz County, CA, Clerk Gail Pellerin, and their staff.

See Also

santa.cruz.audit

Examples

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data(santa.cruz)
elec.data( santa.cruz, C.names=c("danner","leopold") )

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