Krewe Char de Guerre/TBofNO City of New Orleans Mayoral Primary Election Predictions
For what it's worth, following are some percentage predictions for today's mayoral primary by Krewe Char de Guerre/The Third Battle of New Orleans contributors. A review of both the 2002 primary and runoff election can be seen here. The total amount of votes in the 2002 mayoral primary was about 134,000. It will be interesting to see how the turnout in today's primary compares to four years ago.
5:15pm UPDATE: According to WWL TV, 16,691 absentee ballots were requested and 9,209 of those were returned and officially cast. Additionally, 20,409 "early" ballots were cast. Using the 134,000 number of total votes in the 2002 primary, the cast absentee ballots would represent 7% of the total votes and the "early" ballots would represent an additional 15%. Combined that would account for almost 1/4 the total vote if that 134k total number of votes is duplicated in today's 2006 primary.
Seymour D. Fair:
Sen. John Blutarsky:
Boulet 10 %
Hollis P. Wood:
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