March 22, 2006

"Roads Collar" takes prediction honors

Reader "Roads Collar" absolutely blew away the competition and nailed the Jacobs/Rumler contest with his prediction that Jacobs would pull in 56% vs. Rumler's 44%

The actual totals as reported in the Dispatch are 55.98% and 44.01%, meaning that this remarkable visionary was off only a mere three hundredths of a percent on both predictions combined.

Despite the fact that taking the 1/2 second it takes to fill in a name other than "anonymous" would seem to be obviously necessary when competing with others for something like this, and despite the fact that I specifically asked readers to please not leave their predictions as that much despised moniker, amazingly, some of the clueless still did so.

In the Grchan/Huff contest unfortunately, one of these fine folks was closest in predicting the final percentage for Mike Grchan. It's already bad enough that Mike lost the race after three terms in office, but he even has to suffer the indignity of "anonymous" predicting it.

14/3/06 08:41 Anonymous predicted Grchan would get 46%, Grchan received 48.91%, and the next closest predictions were four readers who had it at 52%

"UnionD" got closest on Huff's final tally by predicting 53% to Huff's actual 51.01%

Winners on the 3rd Dist. Appellate race and others will be announced once final results are available.


At 3/22/2006 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wright winning this one was truely a case of hard work grass roots campaigning. That is amazing she won because of all the folks behind Peterson.

I think a 3 way race really helped her in an open seat.

At 3/22/2006 9:57 AM, Anonymous puzzler said...

According to Judge Wright's website, both the Sun Times and Chicago Tribune have declared her the winner. Congratulations, Vicki!


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