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.
A data frame with 152 observations on the following 5 variables.
Precinct IDs (unique) for all precincts involved in race
Total number of registered voters in the precinct.
Total number of ballots cast in the precinct.
Total number of ballots marked for John Leopold.
Total number of ballots marked for Betty Danner.
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
counts are larger for some precincts due the missing provisional
ballot counts in the semi-official results.
Santa Cruz County, CA, Clerk Gail Pellerin, and their staff.