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Report: Nearly 58 percent turnout in Wis. recall


Final results show nearly 58 percent of voting-age adults turned out for Wisconsin's historic recall election.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that's easily the highest turnout in more than 60 years for a nonpresidential ballot in Wisconsin.

In some parts of the state, turnout was far higher -- and it approached presidential levels in a few communities.

A total of 2,516,065 votes were cast in the June 5 recall. According to the now official tally released Wednesday, Republican Gov. Scott Walker got 53.08 percent -- or 1,335,585 votes -- and Democrat Tom Barrett got 46.28 percent, or 1,164,480 votes.

The Government Accountability Board had predicted that up to 65 percent of eligible voters would go to the polls.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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