The Council for a Livable World’s 2010 Senate contest officially ended November 16th, and we have a winner. Two winners, in fact.
The first prize winner of $100 goes to Jeremy Bratt, who works for Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota.
Jeremy only got two contests wrong. Both, coincidentally, were in Ohio – the race for Governor and the Ohio 16 House contest. The $100 will come in handy, because with his boss retiring at the end of the year, he needs a new job.
Perhaps he can now become a political wizard.
There was a five-way tie for second place of those who only predicted three contests incorrectly. Using the first tie breaker by correctly guessing that there would be 53 Democratic Senators in the new Senate, the second place winner was our own Guy Stevens, Chief Operating Officer of Council for a Livable World…but…
As Guy is a member of the Council family, he is ineligible to receive any money.
The others who tied for second place are Jeff Lindemeyer, Stephen Schwartz, Peter Ferenbach and Leonard Weiss.
Using the second tie breaker — how many Democrats would be elected to the next Congress — Jeff Lindemeyer is our next winner and collects $50. He guessed that the Democrats would hold 205 House seats, (although the actual number is 190 Democrats as of today, because there are still about half a dozen House races that have not officially been called).
Honorable mention goes to nine people who got four wrong: Bob Segal, Mark Anderson, David Culp, Arlen Grossman, Shawn M Werner, Arnold Kohen, Audrey Sheppard, Roger Hannah and Henry Bethe
We also discarded from the calculation the Alaska Senate race, which was decided after our November 16 deadline.
A total of 470 people participated in the pool.
Thank you all, and on to the next contest!