Midterm election turnout impresses local officials

According to CBS News, the last time a Midterm Election had more than 50 percent voter turnout nationwide was 1914.

By comparison, nationally the 2014 midterm elections had one of the lowest turnouts in American history.

Just under 37 percent of eligible voters cast ballots four years ago.

La Crosse’s County Clerk says yesterday’s voter totals would have been impressive in a presidential election year.

“To have this kind of a turnout, it’s great, we love to see the voters are getting out and voting, but by no means did we expect that we’d get that high of a turnout,” said La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer.

In Minnesota, 63.9 percent of eligible voters participated in the election.

That is the highest midterm election voter turnout since 2002.

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