UPDATED: Waukesha Voter Turnout Reached 89%
Mitt Romney lead in Waukesha with 57.8 percent of the vote.
Updated at 8 p.m. Wednesday with voter turnout numbers.
Mitt Romney carried Barack Obama in the City of Waukesha, taking 57.8 percent of the vote, despite Obama winning Wisconsin and a second term in office.
Romney had 21,348 votes in Waukesha to Obama’s 15,113 – 40.9 percent of the total 36,956 votes cast in Tuesday’s presidential election. Obama lost votes in Waukesha compared to 2008 when he obtained 45.5 percent of the vote with 16,302 votes.
About 89 percent of registered voters participated in Tuesday's election. The City of Waukesha had 26 percent of voters vote by absentee and 63 percent of voters voted at the polls.
Results, which came in after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, are unofficial until canvassing.
At St. Mary’s, an estimated 200 new voters registered at the polls, and new voters were signing up at most of the polling locations through the city.
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The biggest Election Day concern reported to Patch was at St. Mary’s. Officials at Carroll University were concerned that some students may not be allowed to vote because one of the polling places for the university was only accepting housing lists as proof of residency. And many names on those lists have out-of-town addresses.
The university asked poll workers to allow students to vote if they show an ID and a tuition form. While the university had concerns, no problems were reported to Patch.
LAST UPDATE: 6:30 a.m. Thursday
|Race||Pct. reporting||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results|
|U.S. Senate||100||Tammy Baldwin||1,544,274
|28th State Senate District||100||Jim Ward||34,990||Mary Lazich||60,621|
|83rd State Assembly District||100||Jim Brownlow||9,956||Dave Craig||23,004|
|97th State Assembly District||100||Marga Krumins||9,888
|98th State Assembly District
||100||Eric Prudent||9,338||Paul Farrow||22,358|
|5th Congressional District
|33rd State Senate - Primary||100||Chris Kapenga||28,837||Paul Farrow||31,843|
Source: FOX6 News; Waukesha County Clerk's Office