Wisconsin’s fall election results are now final. Judge Thomas Barland of Eau Claire is chair of the Government Accountability Board. Barland signed the canvass statements Monday at the Eau Claire County Courthouse. The statements confirm the final vote count for the November 4th elections, including the one for Wisconsin governor.
The certified election results show Republican Governor Scott Walker received 1,259,706 votes, or 52.26 percent of the total, compared with 1,122,913 votes, or 46.59 percent for Democrat Mary Burke. Just under 55 percent of Wisconsin adults voted in last month’s elections – the highest turnout for a scheduled November governor’s contest since at least 1950.
The top independent vote-getter was Robert Burke with over 18,000. There were six write-in candidates with vote counts from 5 to 108. Since November 4th, election officials had to verify provisional ballots, certify results in each county, and wait for any recount totals.