I concur, overall we're seeing a 40% "not DeWine vote" which is pretty huge. Imagine if Carpetbagger Smith was not in the race. Instead he's going to pretend as if his 18% means something. It doesn't. the protest vote was evenly split among the two candidates who were not DeWine.
The DeWine folks who buttered up smith and convinced him to stay in the race are probably going to get a nice big bonus.