The total votes counted in the above table is 54,530 and is significantly lower than the 81,577 votes counted for President, 80,582 votes counted for U.S. House of Representatives, and 82,784 ballots cast. The drop-off is 33% relative to the Presidential Vote. The reason for this drop-off is because the figures for U.S. Senate as published by the Kansas Secretary of State are incorrect. The vote totals as published in the Statement of Votes Cast by the Shawnee County Election Office show the correct figures, repeated below:
The total error is 25,110 votes. The missing votes are actually very similar percentage wise to the counted votes and do not impact the results of the contest. The Atlas database has been updated with these corrected results and can be seen here:
The 2015 Gubernatorial predictions for the general election to be held on November 3, 2015 are now active. Three states hold elections for their top executive office in 2015, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Add your prognostication here.
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The data sets for US House of Representative, US Senate, and Governor have been updated to version 1.0 and are available on the store page. Updates are, of course, free for those whom have already purchased these files. The update may be downloaded from your myatlas page. This update includes:
Amended official results plus write-in votes in West Virginia
New data from Texas to correct the absence of Bailey County, and error in Kinney County
Corrected the error in the official results for Johnson County, Indiana
The data tables on the Atlas have been upgraded to provide more interactive features, including immediate multi-column sort, column filters, map highlights, and more. An interactive example of the 2012 Gubernatorial Election result is shown below:
Sort the table on a given column directly by clicking the arrows in the header row cell (one click, sorts ascending, two clicks sorts descending, third click removes the sort).
Sort on multiple columns by holding down shift key when clicking on the header sort cell.
Mouse over on a row highlights the row and the corresponding shape boundary on the map.
Mouse over on a map highlights the shape boundary and the corresponding row in the table
Click on the mini map at left of each row goes to the summary data page with candidate result details and maps.
Click on the name at left of each row goes to the next-level down data table
At the county and municipality level, the results are quite similar as well. Walker wins 1,508 municipalities with an average margin of 272 votes (median margin of 93 votes) to Burke’s 381 with an average margin of 715 votes and a median margin of 41 votes (the Democratic data are dominated by two municipalities – Milwaukee City with a margin of 109,679 and Madison City with a margin of 70,846). The largest Republican margin is in Brookfield City (Waukesha County) with 9,929 votes. Seven municipalities are ties. In 2010, Walker won 1,480 municipalities to Barrett’s 399 with 15 ties. The largest swings were in the north-central part of the state with Iron and Taylor Counties leading the Republican Swing percentage while the south and north-west portions of the state had Democratic Swings. Detailed maps are available here.
Data for the 2014 General Election for U.S. Senate and Governor are all updated to certified results (except for Tennessee Governor, where the data is final, awaiting certification in January). Datasets for U.S. Senate, Governor, and U.S. House of Representatives are all updated and available on the store page.