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Will recall election turnout break all-time voting record in Wisconsin?

CREATED Jun 5, 2012

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MADISON - Reid Magney of the Government Accountability Board tells Newsradio 620 WTMJ that nearly three quarters of eligibile voters in Wisconsin would have to vote in order to achieve a record turnout for an election in Wisconsin.

73 percent of eligible voters came to the polls for the 1960 Presidential election between eventual winner John F. Kennedy and runner-up Richard Nixon.

The biggest non-presidential election, as today's gubernatorial election is, came in 1962.  52.4 percent of eligible voters came out for the vote in which John Reynolds became governor.

If the expected 65 percent turnout happens, it won't be enough to break the all-time record from 1960, but it would blow away the 1962 gubernatorial election record.