Copy-Wisconsin early voting stronger in Democratic counties
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - About 1 in 3 absentee ballots cast in Wisconsin so far have come from the state's largest and most heavily Democratic counties.
Those numbers are giving Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign a reason to be optimistic about its chances in the state even as polls show a tight race with Republican Donald Trump.
Numbers compiled by the state Elections Commission show that as of Tuesday nearly 51,000 absentee ballots have been returned statewide. Of those, about 16,600 were from either Milwaukee or Dane counties.
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook singled out those returns in a conference call with reporters as showing strength for Clinton.
By comparison, in the heavily Republican suburban Milwaukee counties of Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington, only about 4,600 early votes have been cast.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Thursday, June 8 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 16:45:20 GMT
Members of the newly created commission to regulate ethics laws for Wisconsin office holders and lobbyists are beginning their work with the simplest of tasks: deciding on a name. Weightier decisions aren't far...More >>
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he is "shocked" that fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker is refusing to visit any of the state's prisons. Vos made the comment during an Aug. 10 interview on a liberal talk...More >>