"Bill Gunasti was endorsed yesterday night by the Republican party, as its candidate for Mayor of Palm Springs.
Jim Brulte the chairman of the party in California congratulated Gunasti afterwards.
So did Senator Jeff Stone, who was with Gunasti at the meeting."
11,146 – Registered Democrats
05,482 – Registered Republicans
04,976 – Independents and Others
21,604 – Total Voter Registrations
Shands' analysis makes sense only if voters vote along party lines, i.e. all Republicans vote according to party endorsement, Democrats don't do likewise in reaction and a large chunk of Independents and Others also vote for a candidate endorsed by the Republican party, all of which seems unlikely because the over-riding issue in this election is corruption not party politics.