I'm not going to claim to know a tremendous amount about the portent of the city primaries for council elections, but here is something interesting.
In Ward 2, with 73% of the vote in, Republicans have turned out 4,705 votes with 4053 early ballots. Of that 3835 votes went to Lori Oien.
Democrats have turned out 4,429 with 3711 early ballots and 3646 votes going to Rodney Glassman
Dan Spahr has received 2708 votes compared with 2813 for Shirley Scott with Dan collecting 15 more early votes.
In not sure of what this will mean as far as an overall predictive value of the general, but it does appear that we can surmise 2 things.
1. Republican voter apathy for the coming cycle may be generally overrated.
2. Lori and Dan are plain outworking their competition, especially in the early ballot area.
Congratulations to Lori and Dan.