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Election day's Tuesday -- it's time to play guess-the-challengers' percentage total

We've only a few short days to the general election. Oh, where has the time flown?

From our Why-I'm-Voting-For... series earlier this cycle, it's no secret that yours truly is sticking with the incumbents.

Maybe I'm blind to the winds of change blowing -- though I really think that's just the jetstream in its usual seasonal shift -- but based on the results of the primary, and the generally low-attention this election's received, I'm inclined to say that the City Council come December will look a lot like the body come November.

Well, let's put some quantitative behind the qualitative, with the qualification that this one is just for fun. (Heck, while people are always interested in free concert tickets, I never could get Michael Bacon to claim the $25 I owe him from the last election cycle contest.)

My question to you, BCR readers, is: what do you think the combined percentage total of all four challengers (Steven Williams, Donald Hughes, Matt Drew, and Allan Polak) will amount to this cycle?

Answers should range from 0 to 400 -- though in the event either of those antipodes actually occurred, we'd be calling in Jimmy Carter as an elections observer. No decimal points.

BCR's guess? 72. Share your guess in the comments here, we'll see who comes closer.

Comments

Natalie

119

Todd P

131

Toastie

94

Laura F

65

Carol

50

Rob

1 dollar....

errr.. I mean 84

erg

81

Michael Bacon

Steven Williams - 14%
Alan Polak - 12%
Matt Drew - 22%
Donald Hughes - 43%
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My guess: 91

(And if I win this time, I promise I'll actually collect on it...)

Samantha E

75

Don Moffitt

83

David McMullen

86

Yolanda

75

Eric W

68

Ellen C

Is this like "The Price is Right"? Winner is whoever is closest without going over?

I say, 125

Toby

88

barry

I think Michael has overestimated Donald Hughes' support, and underestimated everyone else's totals.

107, with Hughes the leading votegetter among the challengers at 34% (for the tiebreaker).

crc

begin gratuitous speculation...

No challengers win, but either Donald or Matt is close (relatively speaking - while the other is not), within 10pts. Other two are barely asterisks. Not more than 35k ballots cast, probably 33k.

Overall, 111.

end...

Helena

73

Moe

99....

Don Moffitt

33,000 voters? Another guessing game! I think you've overestimated by at least 50%. I'll be surprised if there are more than 22,000 total.

Steve Nicewarner

85. Hughes will do well, Drew will do OK, the rest will get creamed.

Tar Heelz

100

Erik Landfried

71.

Eugene Brown

69 EAB

Kevin Davis

Steve Nicewarner won this won. 85.35% through an unofficial tally. Congrats!

Rob

Consolation prize? Second place?

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