Photo courtesy of The Baltimore Sun/Karl Merton Ferron

After 20 months of serving Baltimore as Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has been victorious in claiming the Democratic primary and is expected to win November’s general election. The more shocking news from the primary election are the voter turnout numbers, considered the lowest in history with less than 20%. According to the Baltimore Sun, only about 62,000 Baltimore residents had voted in the election as of 7 p.m. and about 10 percent of the city’s 630,000 population.

Cheswolde resident Barbara Hoffman, a former state senator, lamented the low turnout. “How mortifying,” she said. “Oh my dear. That’s really terrible. What does that say about all these people? There are a bunch of really good candidates running for mayor. Its not like it’s a poor field. It’s a good field. There should be more interest.”

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290 of 290 precincts reporting (100%)

1. S. Rawlings-Blake: 36,698 (52%) 2. C. Pugh: 17,743 (25%) 3. O. Rolley: 8,991 (13%)

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