The Mayor John Cranley scheme to create a political slush fund went down in defeat last night. To add an additional insult to the Mayor, more people voted against the Mayor's pet issue (34,246), than voted for the Mayor two years ago, (33,428). The voter turnout was higher this year as well. The vote totals for the 2013 race are official, but the No on 22 votes is unofficial and based on not having any provisional votes included, therefore that number should only go up.
Cranley will need to work on getting his GOP vote back for 2017, since he lost that this round. I think this should remove the last sliver of faux doubt from the Cranley backers claiming he didn't win in 2013 on backs of the GOP voters.
Other than John Cranley, the other big local loser was the Hamilton County Board of Elections. They did not have their act together and that forced a local judge to order the polls stay open an additional 90 minutes. New technology is never something to not promote to the public. I had no idea the process changed, and I do honestly pay pretty close attention to such things. The Local media didn't seem to have that story either. Our voting process needs a big change. It won't get that until the state stops being controlled by Republicans bent on voter suppression.