In our last visit together, we began our exploration of the November election returns with a look at the most interesting local race; we now turn our attention from the undercard to the main event:
“King Kaiser” Wilhelm v. The Bum of the Month.
The contrarian in me really tried to find a story here—something like my counterintuitive take that, DeBlasio’s barely over 40% primary victory was a breathtaking landslide whose breadth was near universal, but that, nonetheless, we were still a tale of at least two cities.
DeBlasio received 795,679 votes (73.15%) to Joe Lhota’s 264,420 (24.31%) with 27,6111 votes (2.54%) going to everyone else.
Finding any detail which proved anything to the contrary was going to be a daunting task.
I started my search for a story by looking at who won where.