Walker Earns 60% of Votes Cast in Port, Saukville

Gov. Scott Walker earned double the percentage of votes than Democratic primary winner Tom Barrett walked away with; both municipalities report a 40 percent voter turnout for the election.

About 40 percent of Port Washington and Saukville voters hit the polls on Tuesday for the recall primary election that determined the Democratic candidate who will face Gov. Scott Walker in the general election on June 5.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett defeated former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk statewide and ; he won 26 percent of all the votes cast in Port Washington and Saukville, compared to 9 percent for Falk. Among Democrats only Barrett earned a 70-25 percentage margin over Falk.

But as a percentage of all votes cast for all GOP and Democratic candidates for governor on the ballot, Walker got the most — with 60 percent of the Port and Saukville vote.

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The local turnout beats the statewide turnout of 30 percent, according to an article on Postcrescent.com; that percentage is also the "highest for a partisan primary in Wisconsin in 60 years."

Forty percent is about the  in Port Washington and Saukville.

Here is the breakdown of votes locally:

Governor primary

Candidate Port Votes Saukville Votes Tom Barrett (D) 874 193 Kathleen Falk (D) 303 88 Doug La Follette (D) 24 5 Kathleen Vinehout (D) 23 9 Gladys R. Huber () 6 6 Scott Walker (R) 1,712 706 Arthur Kohl-Riggs (R) 19 7

Lt. Governor primary

Candidate Port Votes Saukville Votes Mahlon Mitchell (D)
657 141 Isaac Weix ("Fake" Democrat) 494 190 Ira Robins (D) 313 121
Cinda May 09, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Why don't you label Arthur Riggs as a "fake" Republican? That is accurate.
Greg May 10, 2012 at 12:26 AM
They are called protest candidates, unless you have a lefty bias.
Mike May 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Walker would have had a higher percentage if republicans, such as I, hadn't thrown our vote to Falk in an attempt to keep Barrett out of the race. I'm sure this happened with Kohl- Riggs to a lesser extent.
Barb May 10, 2012 at 01:12 PM
You forgot to mention that Arthur Kohl-Riggs was a "fake" Republican. But it's always noted when it is a "fake" democrat that is running. Funny, isn't it?!!
MDS May 10, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Mike and the rest that did what he says he did - What a sleazy thing to do, vote in the primary of a party you oppose to try and select a weaker candidate for them to run against your party. I guess this is what your democracy looks like.
MDS May 10, 2012 at 01:35 PM
From what I know Kohl-Riggs did this on his own, whereas the "fake" democrats were an organized effort on the part of the Republican party, and were ran in every contest. I think that makes them more fake.
sigmund kolatzki May 10, 2012 at 02:36 PM
"Mike" and others like him is proof that voter registration laws safeguard nothing - some just lust of gaming the system. No wonder that Walker won the overwhelming amount of votes in Port - in one of the wealthiest counties in the state - also one of the least populated by minoroities. One just has to look at how Port has and is throwing money to private (and well off) companies to "stay in Port" with the false promises of creating lots of good paying jobs - on the backs of middle class wage earners. Grothman/Walker country - Hanlon's Razor comes to mind.
Greg May 10, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I agree the recall is a sleazy thing to do.
Greg May 10, 2012 at 06:03 PM
What does voter registration have to do with how Mike voted? Let me help you, NOTHING. Because this is a "recall" election each seat in the race was a seperate election. In this country citizens get to vote in elections for whatever reason they want. But commies like sigmund kolatzki can't grasp this. siggy, please back-up the statements that "Port has and is throwing money to private (and well off) companies".
Greg May 10, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Don't get too confused, they were ALL placeholder candidates. More or less fake is hardly an issue.


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