In my post-mortem on the Cicilline-Doherty race in last week's Phoenix, I noted that while turnout in the First Congressional District race was lower than it was in the last presidential year (2008), the drop-off was not as steep in a handful of key Democratic bastions - Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls.
That could explain, in part, why Congressman Cicilline racked up a far larger margin of victory - 12 points - than the polls predicted.
I neglected to mention in that piece (mea culpa) that the counting wasn't yet final - elections officials still needed to tally provisional ballots and manually count some ballots that didn't register on Election Day because of equipment malfunction.
Those ballots didn't change the outcome in a substantial way; my premise still holds. But I've got some updated numbers. And after looking at them more deeply, I've got some additional observations.