How Much Did Wal-Mart Pay for Your Vote?

Did anyone get paid for their vote?

I'm just saying, because I don't see $200,000 worth of those gigantor signs.

Let's say the wall spent $300,000, and 2500 people voted for them.  That's $120 per person.

So they shouldn't get too smug

Figure at least $350,000 in spending against the recall.

     2,513 votes against the recall of Jay Imperial = $139.28/vote

     2,467 votes against the recall of Gary Taylor = $141.87/vote


And, of course, by comparison, in March 2005:

     3,027 votes to elect John Tran

     2,686 votes to elect John Nunez

     2,191 votes to elect Margaret Clark


So, on the one hand, we have to acknowledge they've built on their base.  It looks like they turned out about 300 new voters for their side.


And we have to acknowledge our failure:  We turned out almost 1000 fewer voters in 2006 than we did in 2005.  To win in 2007, we need to get back to where we were last year.  If we do, we win by between 100 and 500 votes.  If we don't, we lose, again.