Round-by-round breakdown of Portland mayoral race runoffs

The public, candidates and members of the media crowded around a screen here in the State of Maine Room at City Hall, where elections officials and consultants projected round-by-round instant runoffs.

We could all see on a bar graph who benefited when a lower ranked candidate was eliminated, and his or her second choice votes were reallocated as first choice votes for other candidates.

For those who have been following my blog posts all day, you likely know what transpired here throughout Day 2 of the mayoral race vote count. It included hours of setting up equipment, hours of scanning ballots into the machines, more hours of waiting for the machines to process images of those ballots, still more hours of waiting for elections officials to review enough of those scans to verify that the vote counting software was accurate, and then the instant runoffs just after 8 p.m.

It was a good 12- or 13-hour day for all of the elections officials and consultants, and many reporters as well.

Unofficial winner Michael Brennan claimed victory after 13 of the other 14 candidates were eliminated from contention. He came into the day with the most first choice votes, as counted on Election Day, and he only grew that lead when the second choices were redistributed.

Here’s the round-by-round breakdown:

Eliminated: Write-in candidates

(the following lists how many votes the candidates got when the second choice votes from the eliminated candidate were reallocated)

  1. Brennan: 5,214
  2. Strimling: 4,399
  3. Mavodones: 2,947
  4. Marshall: 1,507
  5. Rathband: 1,394
  6. Duson: 840
  7. Miller: 718
  8. Dodge: 666
  9. Vail: 407
  10. Bryant: 367
  11. Carmona: 317
  12. Eder: 275
  13. Bragdon: 220
  14. Haadoow: 187
  15. Lapchick: 130

Eliminated: Lapchick

  1. Brennan: 5,228
  2. Strimling: 4,406
  3. Mavodones: 2,957
  4. Marshall: 1,526
  5. Rathband: 1,405
  6. Duson: 858
  7. Miller: 721
  8. Dodge: 667
  9. Vail: 416
  10. Bryant: 371
  11. Carmona: 320
  12. Eder: 278
  13. Bragdon: 223
  14. Haadoow: 192

Eliminated: Haadoow

  1. Brennan: 5,251
  2. Strimling: 4,435
  3. Mavodones: 2,968
  4. Marshall: 1,542
  5. Rathband: 1,411
  6. Duson: 867
  7. Miller: 727
  8. Dodge: 667
  9. Vail: 417
  10. Bryant: 373
  11. Carmona: 324
  12. Eder: 291
  13. Bragdon: 226

Eliminated: Bragdon

  1. Brennan: 5,307
  2. Strimling: 4,452
  3. Mavodones: 2,984
  4. Marshall: 1,548
  5. Rathband: 1,423
  6. Duson: 879
  7. Miller: 731
  8. Dodge: 675
  9. Vail: 425
  10. Bryant: 385
  11. Carmona: 339
  12. Eder: 298

Eliminated: Eder

  1. Brennan: 5,362
  2. Strimling: 4,505
  3. Mavodones: 2,998
  4. Marshall: 1,616
  5. Rathband: 1,444
  6. Duson: 898
  7. Miller: 748
  8. Dodge: 680
  9. Vail: 429
  10. Bryant: 392
  11. Carmona: 344

Eliminated: Carmona

  1. Brennan: 5,455
  2. Strimling: 4,554
  3. Mavodones: 3,023
  4. Marshall: 1,636
  5. Rathband: 1,465
  6. Duson: 922
  7. Miller: 766
  8. Dodge: 691
  9. Vail: 440
  10. Bryant: 403

Eliminated: Bryant

  1. Brennan: 5,508
  2. Strimling: 4,601
  3. Mavodones: 3,072
  4. Marshall: 1,653
  5. Rathband: 1,495
  6. Duson: 948
  7. Miller: 775
  8. Dodge: 740
  9. Vail: 460

Eliminated: Vail

  1. Brennan: 5,578
  2. Strimling: 4,664
  3. Mavodones: 3,124
  4. Marshall: 1,677
  5. Rathband: 1,530
  6. Duson: 960
  7. Miller: 815
  8. Dodge: 789

Eliminated: Dodge

  1. Brennan: 5,652
  2. Strimling: 4,754
  3. Mavodones: 3,237
  4. Marshall: 1,717
  5. Rathband: 1,623
  6. Duson: 989
  7. Miller: 856

Eliminated: Miller

  1. Brennan: 5,858
  2. Strimling: 4,859
  3. Mavodones: 3,303
  4. Marshall: 1,894
  5. Rathband: 1,745
  6. Duson: 1,049

Eliminated: Duson

  1. Brennan: 6,107
  2. Strimling: 5,072
  3. Mavodones: 3,504
  4. Marshall: 2,002
  5. Rathband: 1,807

Eliminated: Rathband

  1. Brennan: 6,537
  2. Strimling: 5,472
  3. Mavodones: 3,793
  4. Marshall: 2,306

Eliminated: Marshall

  1. Brennan: 7,515
  2. Strimling: 5,934
  3. Mavodones: 4,075

Eliminated: Mavodones

  1. WINNER: Brennan: 8,971
  2. Strimling: 7,138

Photo courtesy of Darren Fishell.

 

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