Stay with me this gets complicated.
OK so the California recall election was made up of two questions right:
1)Do you want to recall Davis yes/no?
2)Who do you want to be Governor?
My question is this: did the people who voted for Davis to stay Governor vote on both questions or just the first one?
If they voted for Davis in both questions then all is coo and Arnie is the victor. But if they only voted for him in the first question and left th second one blank then that would mean:
Davis got 45% of the total vote.
Arnie got 48% OF THE REMAINING 55%. THis would mean that Arnie actually only got about 26% of the vote.
Now since the news media is saying that Bustamante came second with 30-something it would suggest to me that the people who voted for Davis in the first question did not also vote for him in the second.