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 primaryCandidate 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 primaryCandidate Port Votes Saukville Votes Mahlon Mitchell (D)
657 141 Isaac Weix ("Fake" Democrat) 494 190 Ira Robins (D) 313 121