Report: Nearly 58 percent turnout in Wisconsin recall

Published On: Jun 28 2012 08:09:17 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 28 2012 08:08:58 AM CDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Final results show nearly 58 percent of voting-age adults turned out for Wisconsin's historic recall election.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that's easily the highest turnout in more than 60 years for a nonpresidential ballot in Wisconsin.

In some parts of the state, turnout was far higher -- and it approached presidential levels in a few communities.

A total of 2,516,065 votes were cast in the June 5 recall. According to the now official tally released Wednesday, Republican Gov. Scott Walker got 53.08 percent -- or 1,335,585 votes -- and Democrat Tom Barrett got 46.28 percent, or 1,164,480 votes.

The Government Accountability Board had predicted that up to 65 percent of eligible voters would go to the polls.