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Voter turnout reaches 67 percent in La Crosse County

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- More voters in La Crosse County made their way to the polls for Tuesday's recall election than in the 2010 Wisconsin gubernatorial election.

La Crosse County recorded 66.8 percent turnout Tuesday, compared to 55 percent across the state. In 2010, 58.5 percent voted in La Crosse County.

La Crosse County was one of twelve counties across the state to vote in favor of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Tuesday night, Barrett received 24,620 votes in La Crosse County to 22,593 for Gov. Scott Walker. Mahlon Mitchell topped Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch 24,163 votes to 22,075.

In 2010, Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch received 20,754 votes to 20,639 for Tom Barrett and Tom Nelson.

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


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