La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - Turnout for Tuesdays historic election hit 67 percent in La Crosse County. That's according to County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer.
She says some wards outside La Crosse saw between 70 and 85-percent turnout.
Dankmeyer says they also saw an increase in voter registration.
She says some were new voters, others hadn't voted in the last four years and their registration had expired.
Statewide about 2.5 million people cast ballots Tuesday, which would be about 58 percent of eligible voters. The average turnout in a midterm election for governor is 47-percent.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the race that was watched throughout the country.
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