Who voted for who, where? Times maps the mayoral vote

August 27, 2013 at 9:54 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle politics | 10 Comments

(West Seattle section of Times’ mayoral-vote map, shown with permission; click to go to interactive map on ST site)
With a little over two months to go until the general election, our partners at The Seattle Times have mapped out the primary-election results in the mayoral race. As you can see when you click here to go to the interactive map (click any spot to get that precinct’s results, or put an address into the search box), State Sen. Ed Murray took more territory (purple), running strongest in north/west West Seattle – where, as he frequently noted – he grew up – while Mayor Mike McGinn (orange) finished ahead in much of the east and south. City Councilmember Bruce Harrell (green) took two precincts in Arbor Heights, one in the Roxhill area, and one in Admiral. And just in case you wondered, given pre-election developments regarding a certain development – McGinn won the precinct containing the 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW (aka Whole Foods) development site and much of The Triangle, with 27 percent of the vote to 25 percent for Murray and 21 percent for Peter Steinbrueck, who, according to The Times’ map, did not win any precincts in West Seattle outright. General election day: November 5th.

10 Comments

  1. That is an interesting map but since we don’t use an electoral college to determine mayor, it doesn’t tell the full story. The votes were spread across a number of candidates, so a two tone map is distorted. It would be useful to get a breakdown by candidate for all of West Seattle. Is that data out there, Tracy?

    Comment by Gatewooder — 12:10 pm August 27, 2013 #

  2. You can take the raw data and crunch it any way you want.
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    It’s available in various forms here: http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/2013aug-primary/results/
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    Unfortunately, not by zip code, which would be an easier way to get a geographic take.
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    I don’t have the time/resources to do in-depth data-crunching myself right now (I read a lot of data-only back-ends through the city site to get development information, but reading is easier than trying to translate it into maps/tables/etc.) – so all I can do is pass along the Times’ breakout.
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    TR

    Comment by WSB — 12:20 pm August 27, 2013 #

  3. There is a more detailed map, courtesy of Seattle Met, but it is also harder to interpret:
    http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/the-primary-election-broken-down-by-precinct-august-2013

    Comment by Peter — 12:32 pm August 27, 2013 #

  4. Also I suppose if it were possible to cross-reference a list of which precincts are in the 34th District and dump them into some program that would add them up – all of West Seattle (and a bit beyond, both within city limits and outside) is in the 34th … will do a little looking around …

    Comment by WSB — 12:39 pm August 27, 2013 #

  5. Do you think there’s a correlation – correctly or not – that a lot of WS residents believe we’ve been largely ignored by McGinn?

    Comment by Wendell — 12:43 pm August 27, 2013 #

  6. I’m no analyst. Anyone? Meantime, I think I might have the breakout figured out … stand by …

    Comment by WSB — 12:49 pm August 27, 2013 #

  7. No vote for McShwinny.

    Comment by Rotten Apple — 2:07 pm August 27, 2013 #

  8. Very interesting map alright as a large percentage of the orange areas are all industrial, commercial or retail with very little residents living there. Example, Harbor Island is all industrial and commercial with no legal residents with the exception of a few liveaboard boaters at Harbor Island Marina, also the same with most the orange areas along the riverfront (East and West Marginal areas) and river to I-5 area.

    Comment by wetone — 2:39 pm August 27, 2013 #

  9. I am mourning the death of the objective case in English; here is another nail in the coffin. I protest!

    Comment by Julie — 9:37 pm August 27, 2013 #

  10. Julie, Amen! That was the first thing I thought when I saw the headline.

    Comment by John — 10:16 am August 28, 2013 #

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