The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran an article today, October 29, 2008, about the increase in voter registration among Democrats in Ohio's 88 counties. As the graphic below shows, Democrats now out-number Republicans in a lot of Ohio's counties, including Medina County. Now you have to keep in mind that registered votes count for about one-half or less of all voters. This means that while Medina County has more registered Democrats than Republicans, it is still a uphill battle for Democratic candidates, especially in local races. What these numbers mean, though, is that the grade on that hill is a lot less than it used to be.