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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

 2:32 AM 

Statewide turnout roughly 2.4 million

Statewide turnout for Tuesday's election will likely end up around 2.4 million voters, just short of what the GAB had predicted but still the best showing in a November guv's race in decades.

With 3,555 of 3,568 precincts reporting, just shy of 2.4 million votes were cast in the guv's race for Republican Scott Walker, Dem Mary Burke, Libertarian Robert Burke and independent Dennis Fehr, according to unofficial returns.

The GAB had predicted 2.5 million Wisconsin residents -- or 56.5 percent of those eligible -- would vote.

Along with the final precincts still out early this morning, absentee ballots clerks receive by Friday will also go toward the final number.

If this year's turnout ends up at 2.4 million voters, that would equal about 55 percent of the state's voting age population of 4.3 million.

The highest turnout in a November gubernatorial election in the last 50 years was 52.4 percent in 1962.

See unofficial results in contested races here.

-- By JR Ross


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