Red, White and Blue
GAB: Recall election turnout around 58 percent
MADISON- Turnout for the recall election was very high, but lower than what the Government Accountability Board expected.
The GAB cited unofficial results which show that around 58 percent of eligible Wisconsin voters cast ballots in the recall election. That's around 2.4 million voters, according to the Government Accountability Board Executive Director Kevin Kennedy; a bit short of the 60 to 65 percent expected voter turnout.
Kennedy talked to Newsradio 620 WTMJ about that large turnout, "We did hear that there was a lot of election day registration in some of our more urban area...Most of the registrations we see aren't new voters, but people who updated their registration."
Kennedy noted this was the highest turnout in a gubernatorial election in state history.
Most of southeast Wisconsin reported over 70 percent voter turnout.