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Turnout around 19% for spring election


Turnout for Tuesday's spring election in Wisconsin nearly hit the prediction of 20%.

Based on unofficial results, about 19% of the voting age population cast ballots for the state Supreme Court race. That was 1 of 2 statewide issues on the ballot. The other, for state superintendent, only had about 18% of voters casting ballots.

Incumbents in both races easily won re-election.

Justice Pat Roggensack defeated challenger Ed Fallone 57% to 43%. Fallone is a Marquette University law professor.

State superintendent Tony Evers got 61% of the vote in his race against Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore, who came in with 39%.

The overall turnout of 19% is on par with most spring elections in recent years.

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