MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Turnout in Wisconsin’s presidential primary election was just over 23 percent, falling short of predictions it would be 35 percent.

With 98 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday, just over 1 million people voted in the presidential primary. That was the only race statewide, although President Barack Obama had no opposition.

About 719,000 people voted on the Republican side and about 290,000 voted on the Democratic side.

That equates to about 23.2 percent of the state’s 4.3 million eligible voters.

The Government Accountability Board had predicted 35 percent turnout, the same as it was in th3 2008 presidential primary when Obama and Hillary Clinton were battling it out. The board also factored in high interest in numerous local elections around the state.

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Comments (5)
  1. Kyle says:

    These numbers show an absolute lack of excitement for ANY of the Republican candidates.

    1. betty says:

      Not only in Wisconsin but other states Republician turnout is way down. Illinois has the lowest turnout for a Republician primary in its history. And the ‘liberal” and i’m using that term loosely, keeps saying that Republicians are excited. I don’t see it.

  2. G Dog says:

    The rest of the eligible voters were at a bar trying for their 11th DUI.

  3. Kevin says:

    And the dirty republican filth always claims “victories”. Haha.

  4. Fabiale Villarreal says:

    Just woke up so have two hours before I have to leave for the DogTrainingclass then later I have to go to work at

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