In order to look at the election results a little closer, a number of variables were created (see spreadsheet below):
LYNNDiff = The average vote of Murray and Waiters minus the vote of Lynn Danzker (for example for the First Ward (208+207/2) minus the vote of Danzker (161) = 46.5
GRAYDiff = The average vote for Angley and Stromwall minus the vote for Gray
Lynn+Gray = LYNNDiff + GRAYDiff
PETERDiff = The difference between Peter Biancamano and Francis Rhodes-Kearns
Danzker and Gray had a total of 495 LESS votes than their slate mates. Biancamano had 468 MORE votes than his slate mate. Clearly, there is not a one to one correspondence and this analysis does not take into account those people who voted for only 1 or 2 candidates but it gives a little sense of Biancamano having an additive difference (picking up votes) rather than any other data driven explanation.
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