Walker Again Runs Strong In Oak Creek
The governor got about 60 percent of the vote in the city. His margin of victory in the recall was similar to how he won in 2010.
To a large degree, recall election results in Oak Creek ran parallel to the results statewide: A higher voter turnout than in the 2010 race between Scott Walker and Tom Barrett, and ultimately the same result.
Walker got 8,991 votes (60 percent) in Oak Creek compared to 6,014 (40 percent) for Barrett in Tuesday's recall election, according to unofficial results. Independent candidate Hari Trivedi got 44 votes.
In 2010, Walker got 7,852 votes (61 percent) to Barrett's 4,953 (38 percent).
So while many more voters made it to the poll on Tuesday, it didn't change the percentages all that dramatically.
In the race for lieutenant governor, Republican Rebecca Kleefisch got 8,819 votes in Oak Creek vs. 5,922 for Democrat Mahlon Mitchell.
And voter turnout, like elsewhere across the region, was robust in Oak Creek: 76 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the recall race, up from the 67 percent turnout in 2010.
Most Oak Creek polling places had long lines at the start and end of the day.
At Meadowview Elementary, cars had to park along the street just after 5 p.m. and the line of voters stretched into the parking lot.
About 30 people were still in line to vote at the Oak Creek Community Center at 8:15 p.m., fifteen minutes after the polls closed.
The turnout still came up short of the 86 percent seen in the 2008 presidential race. But it easily beat the unofficial statewide turnout of 57 percent.
Here's a look at how the vote went district by district. 2010 numbers are in parenthesis.
|District 1||1,531 (1,103)||995 (672)|
|District 2||1,286 (1,143)||986 (805)|
|District 3||1,471 (1,444)||966 (911)|
|District 4||1,727 (1,124)||1,103 (740)|
|District 5||1,809 (1,892)||1,027 (947)|
|District 6||1,167 (1,146)||937 (878)|