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Jack Hidary and Carl Person: two indie mayoral candidates lagging in search

Only two independent mayoral candidates register search volume on Google Trends: Brooklyn born tech candidate, Jack Hidary and the Reform Party's Carl Person.

Blue is Person and Red is Hidary, on this graph of relative search volume. Via Google Trends

There are six other candidates for Mayor that you never hear about, besides Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota, according to WNYC’s Mayor Tracker. Of those, only two register search volume on Google Trends: Brooklyn born tech candidate Jack Hidary and the Reform Party’s Carl Person. Though neither of them are generating any online interest any longer, as the election goes into its final days.

Technical.ly Brooklyn put in all five candidates into  Trends, but none of the others moved the dial, so we looked at how Person had been maintaining a fairly steady volume of interest among Google users, while Hidary was able to briefly surge ahead of the 77 year-old attorney, before drifting back into decline. The Reform Party is the one started by Ross Perot.

Neither of them are expected to make much of a difference on election day, where the Democratic nominee will beat the Republican by an historic margin, according to polls.

Series: Brooklyn

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