This is compared to the overall City vote where Filner won 51.5 ^% of the vote to DeMaio’s 48.5 %.
This was no surprise, as OBceans voted en masse for Filner during the June Primary as well.
One surprise, though, is the low turnout – a total of only 532 votes. Is this possible? Well, one factor is exactly which precincts were placed in the OB column. Without more info, this total appears to not include all the actual precincts that are traditionally counted as in OB.
Thanks to an interactive electoral vote map for the City set up by the U-T, we can check out different neighborhoods and how they voted in the mayoral election. The article does warn that the map is based on unofficial returns.
The map also shows a deep division between the south and north of San Diego and the candidates those regions supported – with the south-of-8 part of the city going heavily for Filner, and the north-of-8 vote going for DeMaio.
As can be seen by the map, Point Loma went for DeMaio (in red) – however the red area includes vast portions of the Peninsula that are not even populated – for instance the Cabrillo Lighthouse area – and the populated neighborhoods are not very dense. Filner generally performed well south of Interstate 8, and DeMaio in the north.
Above the north-side line, and besides Ocean Beach, Filner also did well in parts of University City and Linda Vista.
Neighborhoods of Point Loma that went for Nathan Flethcer in the June Primary appear to have either gone for DeMaio or leaned toward him. DeMaio picked up precincts in La Jolla, Del Mar Heights, Rancho Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo that Nathan Fletcher had won in June.
Yet, Filner took two Paradise Hills precincts and two Nestor precincts that DeMaio won in June.
As the San Diego County Registrar of Voters continues to tally about 375,000 paper ballots outstanding – these results are only unofficial. submitted countywide. The registrar said it would provide its next update this Friday afternoon. It has not said how many of the ballots are from San Diego.