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02 Jul 2022

General Election By The Numbers

40 - The number of winks taken by count staff while they and everybody else waited for a result after the recount.

40 - The number of winks taken by count staff while they and everybody else waited for a result after the recount.

13 – The number of counts it took to elect five TDs for Laois/Offaly

8 – The number of counts it took to elect the first TD in Laois/Offaly

10,443 – The number of first preference votes received by poll topper Charles Flanagan

60 – The number of first preference votes received by Michael Cox

4 – The number of votes picked up by Liam Quinn after the recount he called for.

26 – The number of hours it took for that recount

1,055 – The total number of spoiled votes

2 - The candidates who exceeded the quota

1,825 – The votes between the fifth place finisher Sean Fleming and sixth place finished John Whelan

89 – The number of years since Laois/Offaly elected a Sinn Fein TD.

1961 – The year two Fine Gael candidates were the first and second at the end of the count.

4 – The number of days during which votes were counted

3 – The amount of first time TDs elected

65 – The number of hours from when the counting started to when a final result was declared

100 – The percentage of women on the ballot paper who were elected

0 – The number of Johns on the paper who were elected (Seven were listed)

1 – The number of fingertips that were lost by photographers in the vicinity of the election count.

2 – The months during which counting took place

3,546 – The number of votes Marcella Corcoran Kennedy received in transfers from Liam Quinn

68 – The number of votes John Leahy was behind John Foley after Count 9 leading to his elimination.

9 – The number of candidates who didn’t reach 700 votes

5 – The number of candidates who did not receive 400 votes.

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