Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:40

Special Election Campaign Postmortem Report (May 2021)

Low Turnout:
Expected Win Number: 50,000
Actual win number: 28,500

Website Traffic: Hit Counts

  • March 28, 2021: Campaign Announced (0 hits)
  • April 20, 2021: 10,000 hits
  • April 29, 2021: 15,000 hits
  • May 6, 2021: 20,000 hits
  • May 12, 2021: 25,000 hits
  • May 19, 2021: 30,000 hits
  • May 31, 2021: 35,000 hits
  • June 18, 2021: 40,000 hits
  • July 7, 2021: 45,000 hits

Cost per Vote Analysis - Expected $1 per vote

Disclaimer: The following numbers were obtained from the "14 days before the election" final reports. The expenditure amounts can potentially be even higher if the campaign committees spent additional money after that 14 day cutoff. After the final reports are submitted to Harrisburg and available on the Department of State website, I will update this article.

Nathan Covington $572 (643 votes = $0.88 per vote - source)

Marlene Sebastianelli $9,841 (5,338 votes = $1.84 per vote - source)
Endorsed by Scranton Times Newspaper

Chris Chermak $25,267 (22,256 votes = $2.18 per vote - source)
Failed to attend League of Women's Voters Debate
Raised Taxes as County Comissioner
- Endorsed by Mario Scavello, mail arrived late (see photo gallery below)

Marty Flynn $613,000 (29,628 votes = $20.69 per vote - source)
Apologizes about Facebook threat to stop supporting anti-Democrat businesses
- Flynn admits errors in filing financial interest statements
- Endorsed by Joe Biden (see photo gallery below)

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