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Scott Walker Recall Voter Turnout Crushes Gubernatorial Records

Turnout of nearly 58 percent was highest ever for a gubernatorial race in a non-presidential year, but still fell short of the numbers in recent presidential elections.

Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election was historic in more ways than one.

Yes, the June 5 election between Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Tom Barrett was the first attempt to recall a governor in Wisconsin history — and only the third time in the nation.

But it also set the record for the highest turnout in a Wisconsin governor's race in which the office of president was not also on the ballot.

Final certified numbers released Wednesday show that 2.516 million votes were cast in the recall election — or 57.8 percent of the state's voting-age population, according to the state Government Accountability Board, which oversees Wisconsin elections.

That's the highest turnout for a gubernatorial election since 1960 — when the presidential race between Democrat John Kennedy and Republican Richard Nixon also was on the ballot. Turnout in that election was 73 percent, the highest since the state started tracking turnout in 1948.

How did your community vote in the recall?

Prior to 1970, Wisconsin elected its governor every two years. The governor is now elected every four years, when there is no presidential race on the ballot.

The June 5 turnout dwarfed the turnout in the 2010 election between Walker and Barrett, where 49.7 percent of adults showed up at the polls. It was also the highest turnout for a gubernatorial election in the last 50 years.

While the numbers were big, they weren't quite as high in the days leading up to the election.

The board projected a turnout of between 60 percent and 65 percent, although it acknowledged the difficulty of making a projection because Wisconsin had never had a statewide recall before.

Nor was the turnout anywhere near was it was in the 2008 presidential election, when 69.2 percent of the voting-age population showed up at the polls.

In addition to releasing the turnout figures, the GAB Wednesday also certified the final results of the elections for governor, lieutenant governor and three of the four state Senate recall races. The 21 District race between Republican Van Wanggaard and Democrat John Lehman is being recounted in Racine County.Wanggaard is challenging the results, which show that he lost by more than 800 votes.

The final results in the governor's race show Walker with 1,335,585 votes (53.08 percent); Barrett with 1,1164,480 votes (46.28 percent); and independent candidate Hari Trivedi with 14,463 votes (0.06 percent).

Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch had 1,301,739 votes (52.89 percent) and Democrat Mahlon Mitchell received 1,156,520 votes (46.99 percent).

Bernard Forand July 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Gregy;, Do you know the difference between forum and forms? At the bottle again are yee? Well many of the areas I worked for required Background checks, IRS tax returns . For security clearance, or property purchase, Interstate operations etc., etc.. 5 to 10 years depending on what I was applying for. Do I have copies for the applications for the President Of America.. LOL Not on me. LOL are you thinking of applying! You really are going over the edge into some dark bottomless abyss of ignorance and destitution. Now put mommies computer back before she find out , that you are using it to expose to the world your state of mind… 99 bottles on the wall…. “Some people say” lol you must hear that lot going through your mind echoing back and forth and all around. That’s what your Fox says just before it begins to formulate some, or tell you some falsehood and or propaganda. “OR” “ I have heard it said” OR “ People say” etc. etc. Their lawyers told them that must say this before lying. it’s a legal incantation , that wards of the evil lawsuits. They seek out WEAKMINDED Americans, such as yourself, with immature intellect and try, like a Taliban does, to get you to be even more stupid than you are already. You and Tonto are feathers of the same cuckoo bird. Tonto likes home movies and thinks they are real. LOL And so I brought over a reel of one of my home movies for you. http://youtu.be/fys3MsKMpms GET THE PICTURE! LOL
Bernard Forand July 17, 2012 at 01:46 PM
For Tonto and Greg. Gather up your beers and sit yourself right down and watch. Apparently you guys have trouble reading and researching. Perhaps it has something to do by being in your parents cellar and trying to figure out the world with video clips on mommie and daddies computers. So lets start with a test. To see just where is your level of stupidity is. http://youtu.be/d6qIoMjfECo Now how about we have Jesus run to be a republican canidate. http://youtu.be/udzymvKOyCY having fun yet? Tonto is inspired by the Reverend Jeriamai? So how about a debate on that? http://youtu.be/9YxS7oRDQgo Now I suspect you two have moved up to Wisconsin fro either Arizona or Kansas. Am I right?. Sure? http://youtu.be/9cOYlYtAICs Now you guys don't drink. For Sure? Sure smells like it.or perhaps its the tea. http://youtu.be/eqOZ-i3ISX4 Did you have fun? Now go outside and embrace the Real World. It is superior than your comic books and video clips that the Pied Piper has sent you to play with.
Tonto July 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM
http://www.rr.com/politics/topic/article/rr/1131/72030447/Sheriff_Arpaio_says_Obama_birth_certificate_is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnAcbxZSEzw&feature=fvsr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7equ_xy5_kg http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77390.html
Bernard Forand July 19, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Tonto, Tonto, Tonto, Tonto : Now I can see your capacity to comprehend does not exist. Some wires in your brain have become disconnected. You must get that a lot from the people around you. Making fun of you for your latent abilities. So your postulations are archaic and have been already addressed to the satisfaction of the civilized world. Your conspiracy mumbo jumbo is just that. Immaturity. So I will no longer address your ignorant B.S. and will now give you what I want for you to digest. After a few years it might start to sink in as to just how stupid you are exposing of yourself to those around you. http://www.facebook.com/note.php ... I call this Obama 101. Now here is a place you can go and idle your time away measuring fact from fiction http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/... and lets bring a little bit of sunshine into your dark abyss of the Fox’s den. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm... Now here is one. Noticed you like professors. So lets go to an internally renown one. Here is his take on your cronyism supporting B.S. http://youtu.be/2Ux8Q3XC98U This is how your Captain America spent July 4th with our veterans and his contributions to their ….. http://youtu.be/O2KU02lsfH8 This is the creature you have made into a preacher of truth, justice and the American way,!!
Greg July 31, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Bernard, This site is a FORUM, not a FORM. You placed your response, to a question, under a statement that has nothing to do with the question. Hence the question "Why is this reply here?" So now you hve proven yourself to be a bigger moron than even I thought. You are now a Super Moron.

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