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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

 12:38 AM 

Turnout running less than 19 percent

It looks like turnout will come in just under the GAB's projection of 20 percent.

With 99.8 percent of precincts in, 811,025 votes had been cast in the statewide referendum on whether to change how Wisconsin selects its Supreme Court chief justice.

That's almost 18.4 percent of the state's 4.4 million voting-age adults.

The final number is likely to change slightly as the last precincts come in, county canvasses are performed and the GAB certifies the final vote.

Still, turnout is in line with recent Supreme Court races. The exception was the 2011 election, which saw turnout of 34.3 percent amid the debate over the guv's collective bargaining changes.

Otherwise, turnout in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013 was between 18.2 percent and 19.3 percent.

-- By JR Ross


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