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UPDATED: Waukesha Voter Turnout Reached 89%

Mitt Romney lead in Waukesha with 57.8 percent of the vote.

UPDATED: Waukesha Voter Turnout Reached 89%

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. reportingDemocratic CandidatesResultsRepublican CandidatesResultsPresident
100

Obama-Biden

1,613,950
Romney-Ryan 1,408,745U.S. Senate100Tammy Baldwin1,544,274
Tommy Thompson 1,377,253
28th State Senate District100 Jim Ward 34,990Mary Lazich60,62183rd State Assembly District100 Jim Brownlow 9,956Dave Craig23,00497th State Assembly District100 Marga Krumins 9,888
Bill Kramer18,013
98th State Assembly District
100 Eric Prudent 9,338Paul Farrow22,3585th Congressional District
100
Dave Heaster
117,972Jim Sensenbrenner249,267Race Pct. reportingCandidateResultsCandidateResults33rd State Senate - Primary100 Chris Kapenga 28,837Paul Farrow31,843

Source: FOX6 News; Waukesha County Clerk's Office

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