Note, 68440+24851=93291 absentee and provisional ballots remained uncounted and are not part of these figures, which are based on the 2435384 votes actually counted. I.e. the number of officially unconted ballots is equivalent to 3.8% of the number counted. (Source: Official results dated 7 Nov 2006 from the Ohio Secretary of State web site.)
All 4 landslides featured Democratic winners, while all 9 close races featured a Republican winner. Via such "pack and crack" gerrymandering one can arrange to absorb many Democratic votes in, while producing few Democratic winners out. That worked: 53.3% of Ohio voters voted Democratic in congressional House races, 60.5% of them voted Democratic in the Governor race, and 56.2% voted Democratic in the Senate race. But nevertheless, the Republicans won more seats (and it is seats that count when reckoning power, not voters) thanks to winning 11 out of the above 18 House seats, i.e. 61.1% of them. Note that the Republicans won the (gerrymanderable) House seats, but lost the governor and senate races, which are not gerrymanderable.
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