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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 President
100

Obama-Biden

1,613,950
Romney-Ryan 1,408,745 U.S. Senate 100 Tammy Baldwin 1,544,274
Tommy Thompson 1,377,253
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
Bill Kramer 18,013
98th State Assembly District
100 Eric Prudent 9,338 Paul Farrow 22,358 5th Congressional District
100
Dave Heaster
117,972 Jim Sensenbrenner 249,267 Race  Pct. reporting Candidate Results Candidate Results 33rd State Senate - Primary 100 Chris Kapenga 28,837 Paul Farrow 31,843

Source: FOX6 News; Waukesha County Clerk's Office

Jaime Lannister November 08, 2012 at 01:35 AM
I guess that makes Romney the president of Waukesha then... With any luck his first executive order will be to relocate the Mayors office to the city dump or something.
TOM November 08, 2012 at 02:17 AM
NO IT JUST MEANS THAT THE PARASITES THAT VOTED IN THE OTHER GUY ARE LEECHES FROM OTHER COUNTIES
Keith Best November 08, 2012 at 11:46 AM
The headlines should be screaming "Millions of Americans duped again". Axelrod and the Chicago gang ran one of the sleaziest campaigns ever defining Romney as something he was not. What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Sadly, we will get more of the same from a president who was in over his head from day one. The Obamabots swallowed their lies, hook, line and sinker.
KKM November 08, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Only 59% of Waukesha voted for Romney and 89% voted? Not very Red anymore. No matter what the ads had to say I know Republicans that never would have stepped out of party line...so there must have been something good happening that made this country vote him back electorally and popular. Maybe this is a lesson on working together for a change. The American people saw what the Republicans only plan was for this president's first term....to make him a one term....now they have to actually get some work done or they themselves will be looking for a job at the mid terms.

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