Florida #FL13 Special Election Results – Jolly v. Sink


225 of 225 Precincts Reporting

Percent Votes
David W. Jolly (REP)
48.43% 88,294
Alex Sink (DEM)
46.56% 84,877
Lucas Overby (LPF)
4.83% 8,799
0.18% 325

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Editors Note:

We expected Lucas Overby (L) to get 3% of the vote.  Instead Overby received nearly 5%.

In the past, when a Libertarian candidate polled at 7%, we would expect that real outcome would be between 1.5-3%.  In the last several elections, it appears that Libertarian voters are now more committed to vote 3rd party and not change their vote while in the voting booth.

No longer can we can expect Libertarians to vote 1 in 3 or 1 in 2 as they poll. That number now appears to be 7 in 10.  Our Politisite Projection model will be altered to reflect those changes.

And now for a Laugh:




  1. FL-13 PPP – Jolly 45, Sink 48, Libertarian 6
  2. The US Chamber of Commerce poll –  Jolly 44, Sink 42, Libertarian 7
  3. Latest Poll: Florida FL-13 – David Jolly Leads

Thanks to Instapundit for linking here:

REPUBLICANS WIN FL-13 SPECIAL ELECTION, despite libertarian getting almost 5%. I kinda figured this was coming when Dems started tweeting this morning that special elections don’t mean anything. . . .


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  1. I consider myself a libertarian/conservative, but I really get upset when a libertarian almost causes a Republican to lose a political election. Libertarians should realize when they run they could elect a Democrat. Electing a Republican is invariably much better for them. They need to argue as strongly as possible for their beliefs, but when a political election looms, they need to back off and realistically assess what best serves their interests. Follow the William F. Buckley rule, and vote for the candidate who can win the election who will best advance their interests.

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