Here's the general results of the reader predictions. Thought I'd drag them up here to the top.
As soon as district wide results are finalized, I'll announce our exalted Grand Dope Swami for this election (unless of course it's "anonymous" in which case it's kind of meaningless.)
I would note though, that going by R.I. Country results alone, reader "UnionD" would have been the closest predictor on not one, not two, but three out of the four candidates totals in the Rumler/Jacobs and Huff/Grchan contests. ("anonymous" got closest for Grchan) Outstanding, "UnionD"!
The stats below will allow you to see how well candidates did against the collective wisdom of The Dope's learned and esteemed readers.
Predictions and their ranges from lowest prediction to highest, their median and average are:
State Senate- (25 predictions)
R.I. County Sheriff - (22 predictions)
3rd Dist. Appellate Judge - (8 predictions)
Gov - (4 predictions)
Only two predictions on the Republican 17th district race, both with Mowen barely edging out Zinga and leaving Gilligan still stranded on the island.
And if there's any justice, none of the readers who foolishly left their predictions under "anonymous" will be anywhere near correct.