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UPDATE: Barrett headquarters await election results

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11:00 p.m. Update

Hundreds of supporters continued to chant "Barrett, Barrett," as the Milwaukee Mayor took the podium to address the crowd after conceding to Gov Scott Walker.

Barrett told supporters that he will continue to fight for Wisconsin. "Never stop doing what you think is right," Barrett said as the crowd cheered.

Barrett told supporters that, "it's up to our side and their side to listen to each other."

As Barrett spoke the crowd chanted, "it's not over," and the mayor agreed, thanking his supporters for all their hard work and promising to continue to fight for the people of Wisconsin.

After Barrett spoke Lt. Governor candidate Mahlon Mitchell addressed the crowd. "This is not the last you will hear from Mahlon Mitchell, this is not the last you will hear from Tom Barrett," Mitchell said.

Mitchell told supporters he will fight to keep moving the state and the country forward.

After the speeches the crowd gave the candidates one last cheer as they walked off the stage with their families.

"Our fight is not over," Barrett said as he exited the room.


9:30 p.m. Update

Although the AP has called the election in favor of Gov Walker, Tom Barrett supporters are standing strong.

Not one supporter has left the head quarters and spirits are still high as dozens continue to chant, "Barrett, Barrett."

A campaign spokesperson told the crowd to, "stand strong and stick around. We really think we will have some big news later tonight people are still in line voting."

Barrett has not yet addressed the crowd.


8:30 p.m. Update

Anxiety is high as Tom Barrett supporters wait to see if the current Milwaukee Mayor has made election history.

Dozens of people have flooded Barrett's election night headquarters now that the polls have officially closed.

Barrett is expected to address the crowd after the results have come in. A spokesperson from Barrett's campaign says the mayor will be watching the numbers roll in from a private room.

Lt. Governor candidate, Mahlon Mitchell, is expected to address the group along with Barrett. A spokesperson for Mitchell says the candidate is expected to arrive at headquarters by 8:30 p.m. Just after 7:00 p.m the City of Racine had reported 70% voter turn out. Mitchell's spokesperson said, "we are feeling quite confident."

Campaign spokespersons say Mitchell will be available for comment after 8:30 p.m. Stay tuned to Newsline 9 for the very latest.


5:00 p.m. UPDATE:

Just before 5:00 p.m things were quiet in Milwaukee at Tom Barrett's election night headquarters. The Milwaukee Mayor will watch election results roll in after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. Barrett hopes he has enough support to unseat current Governor Scott Walker in this historic recall election.

Earlier Tuesday morning Barrett cast his vote before making his final campaign stops in Racine and Milwaukee. The mayor applauded voters for waiting in line to cast their ballots. The Milwaukee City Clerk said they had to call in additional poll workers because voter turn out was so high.

Barrett told supporters he considers the long lines and high voter turn out a very encouraging sign for his campaign.

Throughout Barrett's campaign he has run on a promise to put Wisconsin back to work. He says, if elected, his number one priority will be jobs.

All eyes are on Wisconsin as results will start to come in after the polls close. Barrett is scheduled to take the podium and address the crowd after the results are in. Lt. Governor candidate Mahlon Mitchell is expected to join Barrett during his address.


1:00 p.m.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has been traveling the state for the last month meeting with voters and spreading his message in an effort to make history in Wisconsin's recall election. 

The Democratic candidate has run on the promise to put Wisconsin back to work. During Barrett's most recent stop in our area he told voters he is confident in his ability to guide Wisconsin forward.

Tonight Barrett will be in Milwaukee as he awaits results. Newsline 9's Emily Neubauer will be in Milwaukee bringing up to the minute information and behind the scenes photos.

Follow her on Twitter www.twitter.com/#/eneubauer_waow for all the latest.
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