Tuesday’s primary was a low turnout affair. There was no county in southwest Ohio where the turnout reached 20 percent.
So a relative handful of Democratic and Republican voters got to choose the candidate for this this November’s election.
Many of the fall match-ups are mismatches. Most of the state legislative districts are so heavily Republican or Democratic that the primary winners will almost surely be the winners in the fall.
And, in county races, incumbents – both Democrat and Republican – have a distinct advantage.