We’ve all been there… you wake up, in an unfamiliar house, face-down on the carpet with the unmistakable taste of tequila on your lips and a tattoo on your left shoulderblade that looks suspiciously like Shane Byciuk… you find your phone outside in the flower bed (naturally), call your wing-man up, and ask “DUDE… what HAPPENED last night?”
Here’s what happened.Turn-out
This election saw a 90,000 vote drop in the mayoral race compared with 2010. That’s a drop of roughly 25%. While good weather boosts turn-out, the lack of anything resembling an unsure outcome in the mayoral race left a lot of people sitting at home because they knew the incumbent Mayor had it in the bag.The Winner Is… Nenshi?
Naheed Nenshi saw his popular support grow from the 39.6% that won him the race in 2010 to 74% in 2013. While some in the media are trying to cast this as some abject failure because the number wasn’t in the 90% range, they forget some important details: In 2013, GOTV is easier because there are more ways to get ahold of a voter than there were in the 80′s. And those who are ANGRY at the incumbent [...]Read More