According to experts, like Professor Zack Taylor, Toronto’s upcoming mayoral race may come down to which candidate can best get out the vote. “What you see is that turnout is always higher in the core areas and lower in the suburbs. Ford didn’t win because he produced higher turnout in the suburbs; he actually won in spite of lower turnout in the suburbs,” said Taylor in The Toronto Star.
Profesor Taylor wrote a paper in 2010 analyzing the election, which highlights that polling divisions carried by Ford had 43 per cent turnout, whereas those carried by top rival George Smitherman had 49 per cent.
“You need thousands and thousands of people to get out the vote “, says Professor Taylor.
Read Toronto Star article.