Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez writes:
Last week, 186,863 San Franciscan ballots were tallied, many I’d wager cast by those worried about our city. Tech workers did not join them, early data shows.
“I can promise you [tech workers] had no effect — turnout was abysmal,” said Corey Cook, a former University of San Francisco politics professor and political analyst.
“Turnout in the growing tech areas,” he told me, “is close to zero.”
Last election (2014), Cook sliced and diced the numbers to search for likely tech worker voters: Newly registered, 22-34 years old, and within a quarter mile of registered commuter shuttle (“Google Bus”) stops. Tech didn’t vote then, either.
Most of the data pollsters have from the Department of Elections is not quite complete — but it isn’t too early to make calls from, either.
“Where are the tech voters from SoMa? Oh right, nowhere,” tweeted prominent TechCrunch writer Kim-Mai Cutler, on Election Day.