Election datamaster David Lynn has started a blog Free Political Speech to analyze the various election statistics about how we vote in Philadelphia. His first post addresses the money the local parties spend by ward on promoting candidates and getting out the vote.
“I wanted to see what kind of return the two parties were getting on their investment,” said Lynn wrote of his study. “I found that the manner in which the two parties spend money on elections is radically different.”
“According to published statistics, the Democratic Party spent an adjusted $2.04 per Democratic voter during the primary, and $1.90 per Democratic voter in the general election, ” Lynn continued. “The Republican party, with fewer resources, spent an adjusted $3.00 per Republican voter during the primary, and $3.21 per Republican voter in the general election.”