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San Jose 2006 Mayoral General Vote by Precinct: Reed % – Chavez %

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The General Election vote had its foundations in the votes from the Primary Election. Reed built up his margin generally in the same areas in the General as he did in the Primary. Reed appears to have generally done better among the Cortese, Mulcahy, and Pandori voters than Chavez did.

Precincts are sorted by quintiles based on the difference between Reed’s percentage and Chavez’ percentage of the vote. The colors are arranged on a five-point color scale with blue being the most pro Reed and red being the most pro Chavez:
Blue: Reed +32% to +100%
Green: Reed +22% % to +32%
Yellow: Reed +13%  to +22%
Orange: A tie to Reed +13%
Red: Chavez +100% to tied

Sources of data: University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Government Affairs, Statewide Database; Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.

San Jose 2006 Mayoral Primary Vote by Precinct: Reed % – Chavez %

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This map shows that Reed built up his margin against Chavez in all areas of the city outside the central region. The geographic division is clear here. In addition, the demographic differences between their bases of support stand out; Reed being the business-endorsed candidate and Chavez the labor-endorsed candidate.

Precincts are sorted by quintiles based on the difference between Reed’s percentage and Chavez’ percentage of the vote. The colors are arranged on a five-point color scale with blue being the most pro Reed and red being the most pro Chavez:
Blue: Reed +13% to +100%
Green: Reed +7% % to +13%
Yellow: Reed +1%  to +7%
Orange: Reed +1% to Chavez +6%
Red: Chavez +100% to +6%

Sources of data: University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Government Affairs, Statewide Database; Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.

San Jose 2006 Mayoral Primary Vote by Precinct: Mulcahy

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Mulcahy generally did best in west and south San Jose. His base of support paralleled Pandori’s. It was, like Pandori, away from the council districts of the three city councilmembers running.

Throughout the five major candidates, the geographic foundations of their bases of their support, either defined by their strengths or their opponents’ weaknesses, were clear.

Precincts are sorted by quintiles based on level of support. The colors are arranged on a five-point color scale with blue being the highest level of support and red being lowest level of support:
Blue: Greatest support (14% to 100%)
Green: Next greatest support (10% to 14%)
Yellow: Average support (6% to 10%)
Orange: Next least support (3% to 6%)
Red: Least support (0% to 3%)

Sources of data: University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Government Affairs, Statewide Database; Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.

San Jose 2006 Mayoral Primary Vote by Precinct: Cortese

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Cortese generally did best in southeast San Jose. His support was centered on District 8, the council district he represented at the time. Like Chavez and Reed, Cortese’s support was centered on his city council district.

Precincts are sorted by quintiles based on level of support. The colors are arranged on a five-point color scale with blue being the highest level of support and red being lowest level of support:
Blue: Greatest support (19% to 100%)
Green: Next greatest support (14% to 19%)
Yellow: Average support (11% to 14%)
Orange: Next least support (9% to 11%)
Red: Least support (0% to 9%)

Sources of data: University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Government Affairs, Statewide Database; Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.

San Jose 2006 Mayoral Primary Vote by Precinct: Pandori

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Pandori generally did better in west and south San Jose. Pandori, like Chavez, is a former District 3 city councilmember. However, unlike Chavez, he did better outside his old district.

Precincts are sorted by quintiles based on level of support. The colors are arranged on a five-point color scale with blue being the highest level of support and red being lowest level of support:
Blue: Greatest support (22% to 67%)
Green: Next greatest support (18% to 22%)
Yellow: Average support (13% to 18%)
Orange: Next least support (7% to 13%)
Red: Least support (0% to 7%)

Sources of data: University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Government Affairs, Statewide Database; Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.

San Jose 2006 Mayoral Primary Vote by Precinct: Chavez

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Chavez generally did best in central San Jose. This should be no surprise. The District 3 city council seat, which she occupied,  forms the core of the area. In addition, the demographics were her core demographics and her

Precincts are sorted by quintiles based on level of support. The colors are arranged on a five-point color scale with blue being the highest level of support and red being lowest level of support:
Blue: Greatest support (28% to 100%)
Green: Next greatest support (23% to 28%)
Yellow: Average support (19% to 23%)
Orange: Next least support (15% to 19%)
Red: Least support (0% to 15%)

Sources of data: University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Government Affairs, Statewide Database; Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.

San Jose 2006 Mayoral Primary Vote by Precinct: Reed

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Reed did well in several areas in the city: north, central, and south.

Note that some of the outlying areas are not heavily populated, so there is an apparent concentration of opposition in the far south.

Precincts are sorted by quintiles based on level of support. The colors are arranged on a five-point color scale with blue being the highest level of support and red being lowest level of support:
Blue: Greatest support (32% to 100%)
Green: Next greatest support (26% to 32%)
Yellow: Average support (22% to 26%)
Orange: Next least support (19% to 22%)
Red: Least support (0% to 19%)

Sources of data: University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Government Affairs, Statewide Database; Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.

San Jose 2006 Mayoral Primary Vote by Precinct: Winner

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This post begins a series that analyzes results from the 2006 San Jose Mayoral contest.

Reed’s support was spread throughout the city. Chavez’ support was largely in central San Jose. Cortese’s support was largely in southeastern San Jose. Mulcahy’s support  was concentrated in one southwestern area. Pandori’s support was scattered.

Precincts are color coded by winner:
Blue: Chavez
Green: Pandori
Yellow: Cortese
Orange: Mulcahy
Red: Reed

Sources of data: University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Government Affairs, Statewide Database; Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.