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6/5/2012 3:45:00 PM
The Recall Election - Walker declared the winner
Large turnouts reported across the state, locally
After making his choice for governor, Edwin Saykally enters his ballot into the voting machine at the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center in Lake Tomahawk.Dean Hall photograph
After making his choice for governor, Edwin Saykally enters his ballot into the voting machine at the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center in Lake Tomahawk.

Dean Hall photograph

Less than one hour after the polls closed, Gov. Scott Walker has been declared the winner of the Wisconsin Recall Election. The sitting governor was hovering around the 60 percent mark and Barrett at about 39 percent when the call was made by a number of major media outlets. Walker becomes the first governor in the history of the United States to survive a recall.

Early results showed Walker with a comfortable lead in the race, despite the early announcement that the race was too close to call. This interactive map shows a sea of red across the state.

See links to other interactive maps below.

Today's Recall General Election pitted Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett against Gov. Scott Walker, and Independent Harvi Trivedi for governor; Lieutenant Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch also faced Mahlon Mitchell. Many are reporting at least 65 percent of eligible voters casting ballots across the state and locally.

The Lakeland Times will be following the results tonight statewide and locally as they are posted by the Vilas and Oneida counties clerks.

As of the 3 o'clock hour, area town clerks are reporting a heavy turnout of voters. Mary Reuland in the town of Arbor Vitae said that prior to today's election the town had already accepted more than 200 ballots and at 3 p.m. the count of voters was just shy of 1,000. Combined with the early ballots, the town is right around 1,200 ballots cast with five hours remaining.

See the latest here and on our Facebook page; read it on Twitter. 

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• Election map JSOnline

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Article comment by: Mike Cox

Well as I always knew the good people of Wis. would stand up for Democracy and the Governor that they elected. The insane idea of even trying to recall him was dumb.It was one of the biggest waste of money I have ever seen as a resident of this beautiful state. That money could have gone to help people that really need it.
This just shows the average tax payer how unions and greed work. It should be up to all of us residents in the state to do our part to bring Wis. back to being a great state. Governor Walker and his backers are trying to do just that.
If the people of this state don't like what he is doing, vote him out at the next regular election. I do not think that will happen.
My self and some other friends that all grew up in Madison attended a couple of the early protests in 2011 to see for ourselfs how crazy these people are. WOW. I hate to admit that I ever lived in Madison.
As for the Doctors and teachers that had the fake sick excuses, they tried to defraud all of the citizens of Wis. They should be charged as such and they teachers shuold be fired and the doctors lose their Lic. for at least 2 yrs.\
I voted and My Vote counted.

Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Article comment by: Bob Webster

Jealous of teachers saving for retierment and there health care. They teach your kids how to read . A lot of you spend your retierment money on smokes and beer atvs boats drugs gambling and vacations . Then when you have nothing to retire on you blame the government worker. I work for a private union and they also make me save for retierment . That way I can't piss it away like most of you wacker fans have.

Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Article comment by: don myers

Common sense has prevailed...On Wisconsin!

Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Article comment by: h hayes

I would love to have Scott Walker as our governor in Illinois.... the unions ....laborers, teamsters, operators, in the Chicago area are out of control. You work 700 hours a year and pay in 700 hours in benefits, but need 1200 to collect any benefits. Guess what?? that 700 you paid in goes to the general fund, not to you and you lose your benefits for that year. You work 1400 hours a year, guess what? that extra 200 hours paid in, goes to the general fund, not for you to bank. Remember, we're talking $32.50 an hour for benefits only, not including hourly wage... another $32.50. There is a website that shows all the public teachers in Illinois' salaries. Amazing how much they make.

Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Article comment by: Joe Thompson

Perfect. Now the Republicans can ignore the Dems and they can fast track their legislation provided by WMC and AFP. It's about time too. We need to ban abortion, and declare war on the liberal socialist marxist libdemons.

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