9/12 City Election Primary Wrap-up

 The results are in. Mayor Sheila Dixon handily won the Democratic nomination in yesterday’s primary and is on her way to becoming Baltimore’s first elected female mayor. In the closely watched race for City Council President, incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won also. Aside from the incumbents in the top spots winning the nomination the real story of yesterday’s primary election was the low voter turnout.

Election officials reported one of the lowest voter turnouts for a mayoral election in years. With a soaring crime rate and the ongoing issues of schools and development why was there such a lackluster turnout?

Marc talked with a panel of reporters including John Fritze of the Sun, Sean Yoes of the Afro-American and Columnist Antero Pietella this hour to discuss yesterday’s primary and what the results mean for the future of Baltimore.