|Some folks enjoy sports, I enjoy political contests.
I especially like looking at the details of an election when it's over.
You can learn a lot about voters and candidates by looking at the
Only 8,324 of the 31,911 registered voters bothered to vote in the March election. That's slightly more than 26%.
Of those 8,324 who did vote, more than 17% or 1,429 didn't vote in the county property assessor election. The margin of difference between first and second place in the assessor's race was 383.
According to a recent article in the News Herald, both Larry Brown and Mike Campbell had spent around twenty thousand dollars on their campaigns. Leslie Johnson spent around ten thousand. By the vote, Campbell spent a little less than $7 per vote, Brown spent nearly $8 per vote and Johnson spent a little over $9 per vote. Elections aren't cheap.
Four years ago in the same election, 11,501 voted. But in that election both the democrats and republicans had multiple candidates in the primary election.
While Tennessee went overwhelming for Rick Santorum, Loudon County was one of only four counties in Tennessee that went for Mitt Romney.
Of the 14 voting precincts in Loudon County, Santorum carried 12 with Romney taking only 2. The two precincts going to Romney were the two Tellico Village precincts. The winning margin for Romney in just those two precincts was great enough to overcome Santorum's margin in the other 12 precincts.
Below is a table with precinct totals. Also, links to the Loudon County Election Commission final reports.