* The short story here is that Brown voters were excited and motivated, Coakley voters were not. Brown not only did well among unenrolled voters (according to all the polls), turnout was higher in cities/towns where he did well vs. cities/towns where Coakley did well. Coakley did not get nearly as high a % of the vote as Deval Patrick (2006 General) did in the strong Democratic-voting places. I’ll post more details about this soon.
* This was a very high overall turnout for Massachusetts. It was slightly higher than the 2006 and 2002 General turnouts, where all state-wide and legislative seats were up for election. Here’s a list of recent state-wide turnouts.
Results by City/Town:
Results by County:
* The Boston Globe website has posted a list of the 10 best/worst town results for each candidate: