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WI voters turn out in record numbers for election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State election officials say more than 3 million Wisconsin voters cast ballots in this month's presidential election, setting a state record.

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board says official results certified Thursday show that 3.07 million votes were cast. That's the highest number of votes cast for a single office in a statewide election in state history.

Board director Kevin Kennedy says the turnout rate was 70.1% of Wisconsin's 4.3 million eligible voters. State turnout for the 2008 presidential election was about 69%, and top turnouts of about 73% were recorded in 1960 and 2004.

The certified results confirm that President Barack Obama finished with 53% of the vote, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney got 46%.

Statistics on absentee ballots and same-day voter registrations are still being compiled.

 

Online:

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board certified election results: http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results

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