Wisconsin elects new governor
Petersen re-elected to Assembly
Wisconsin Democrats apparently swept all statewide races Tuesday, although Gov. Scott Walker has not conceded the election to Democrat Tony Evers.
With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial election results show Evers winning by 31,000 votes.
Evers received 49.6 percent of the votes to Walker’s 48.4 percent.
In a speech Tuesday night in Pewaukee, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said, “We are preparing for the likelihood of a recount here in the state of Wisconsin.”
Republicans maintained control of both the state Senate and Assembly.
In the U.S. Senate Race, Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin won re-election with 55.4 percent of the vote.
In the 8th Congressional District, Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher won with 209,400 votes against his Democratic challenger Beau Liegeois, who received 119,263 votes.
State Rep. Kevin Petersen was re-elected to the Assembly 40th District with 64 percent of the vote.
Districtwide, Petersen garnered 15,794 votes while his Democratic challenger, Erin Tracy, received 8,859.
In Waupaca County, Petersen received 12,200 votes and Tracy got 6,910.
While statewide Republican candidates lost in Wisconsin, the same candidates received the most votes in Waupaca County.
Walker received 13,897 votes in Waupaca County, while Evers received 8,143.
In the state attorney general’s race, Republican Brad Schimel received 13,852 votes against Josh Kaul’s 7,890 votes. Statewide, Kaul defeated Schimel by a margin of about 22,900 votes, 1.3 million to 1.287 million.
Gallagher received 15,360 votes, Liegeois got 6,888.
Voters in the Manawa School District voted in favor of both questions on the referendum ballot.
Question 1 received 1,188 yes votes and 859 no votes.
Question 2 received 1,046 yes votes and 944 no votes.
In New London, voters passed the school referendum with 3,078 yes votes to 1,808 no votes.