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Columbus picks a Somali American while Delaware ousts an incumbent

Democratic voters in Columbus made history on Tuesday when they chose Ohio’s first Somali-American woman Munira Abdullahi for state representative.

Delaware Republicans appear to have ousted an incumbent for a “pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-Trump” challenger. And a Columbus Democrat beat his progressive primary challenger. 

The results from Tuesday’s second primary, which are still unofficial, showed low turnout across Ohio, according to data from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Statewide, about 8% of registered voters cast a ballot. In Franklin County, that number was 7% and it reached 11% in Delaware County. 

The low turnout is likely due to the confusion over redistricting and the addition of an August primary.

An ongoing dispute between Ohio’s Republican leadership and the state Supreme Court over constitutional maps pushed the statehouse primaries from May to August. 

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

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