I’m confused. The Second Suffolk Senate district race featured several polling locations that ran out of ballots because of unexpectedly large numbers of voters who decided to check in to vote for Deval, right? http://www.theboston… But the vote totals in 2006, including blanks and write ins, were 45,973 with Wilkerson winning with 28,694 votes. Back in 2004, by contrast, Wilkerson was unopposed and won with 46,008 votes with vote totals of 61,917 including blanks and write ins. http://www.sec.state… Let’s do the math: “unexpectedly huge turnout” in 2006: 46,008. Turnout in 2004: 61,917. Help me with this one people. Did John Kerry really have that much more appeal in largely minority neighborhoods than Deval Patrick?
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