october, 8, 2003 archives

what happened to the greens?

peter camejo got 213,087 votes in the recall election. he got 381,700 in last november’s general election.

did the greens not turn out to vote? did they try to throw their support to bustamante? do the greens normally benefit from an “anyone but the republicrats” crowd that instead went for the plethora of other candidates?

the other third-party candidates took an even greater dip in the recall vs. the last general election, and overall a smaller percentage of voters went for someone other than schwarzenegger, bustamante, or mcclintock than went for a third-party candidate in the general election.

the big loser in the election? todd richard “the bumhunter” lewis. 172 votes.

baby steps

ben hyde has some very astute things to say about the theory of small wins.

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