Steve Adler obviously won reelection in a rout. But he must have had really killed it in some areas and done so-so in others, right? One of the most striking thing about the results is the lack of discernible pattern.
The darker the green (or is blue?), the better Adler performed in that precinct. As you can see, there are dark green precincts all over the place. There are also light green precincts all over the place.
The only part of town that demonstrates a consistent pattern is the far northeast. Those are not precincts where Laura Morrison performed better than her citywide average, by the way. Rather, they are places where Gus Pena, the non-candidate candidate, did well.
That is in stark contrast to Adler’s race four years ago, where he swept West Austin and got crushed east of I-35 and in other majority-Latino neighborhoods by Mike Martinez. The map lays bare the city’s ethnic divisions. The green precincts were carried by Sheryl Cole.