If . . .
If Ford wins or looses by a small margin, turnout will have been the deciding factor.
If he’s within 10%, it’s Bradley/Gantt.
If more than 10%, it’s a repudiation of the candidate.
If he wins by more than 10%, many many pundits, pro, amateur, and electronic, will be tasting crow. LWC and the Fly will cry.
40% of registered voters voted already. During the time they voted, Ford was leading or tied in every poll. Rain appears to be depressing turnout today, based on anecdotes and nothing else. Has the race already been decided? We will know in a few hours.