Wisconsin Election Results 2012

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Heading into Tuesday's presidential election, Democratic insiders were feeling a bit more confident about their party's chances than their Republican counterparts, according to the results of Patch's final "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys.

The surveys of party activists, elected officials and bloggers and other "influencers" showed 95 percent of the Democrats believe that President Barack Obama will carry Wisconsin and 92 percent say he will win the national popular vote.

Among Republicans insiders, 70 percent said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win Wisconsin, and 88 percent said he will take the national vote.


All results shown here are statewide totals. Winners appear in bold.

LAST UPDATE: 1:24 p.m. Wednesday

     Race       Pct. reporting Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results President
99 %

Obama-Biden (I)

1,606,514 Romney-Ryan 1,404,950
U.S. Senate 99 % Tammy Baldwin 1,537,138 Tommy Thompson 1,372,485 1st Congressional District
100 % Rob Zerban 157,721 Paul Ryan (I)
199,715 2nd Congressional District 100 % Mark Pocan
Chad Lee
124,465 3rd Congressional District 100 % Ron Kind (I)
217,335 Ray Boland
121,636 4th Congressional District
98 % Gwen Moore (I) 228,534
Dan Sebring
76,077 5th Congressional District
100 % Dave Heaster
Jim Sensenbrenner (I)
6th Congressional District 100 % Joe Kallas 136,146
Tom Petri (I) 223,514 7th Congressional District 100 % Pat Kreitlow 158,032
Sean Duffy (I) 202,173 8th Congressional District 100 % Jamie Wall 156,371 Reid Ribble (I)

Source: FOX6 News

Michael McClusky November 06, 2012 at 09:34 PM
@Free Thought Troy I know it is not a conspiracy- I am trying to shame Patch into giving equal billing to the other candidates. They absolutely need exposure. As for the election: I determined about 2 weeks ago that Obama will win the electoral college vote. I have no crystal ball, but I think Romney will have to win too many battleground states.
CowDung November 06, 2012 at 09:45 PM
I wrote in Lyle's name rather than cast my vote for an unopposed Sandy Pasch...
Mike in OC November 06, 2012 at 09:57 PM
why isnt there an (I) next to Paul Ryan's name for the 1st Congressional seat?
James R Hoffa November 06, 2012 at 09:58 PM
@CowDung - Good for you - Hoffa still says that Lyle should have run in that race!
Jay Sykes November 06, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I never vote for the 'unopposed'. I'm trying to defray the cost of the recent statewide recall election by extending the life of the little marker pen.
Greg November 06, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Lyle has the legs for it.
Greg November 06, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Tom Petri takes the 6th, 74% to 24%
Bob McBride November 06, 2012 at 10:39 PM
And the moves...and the keyboard chops.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo4glASbEh4 It never gets old...
John Feia November 06, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Its a foregone conclusion. No republican ticket for the presidency has won without Bush or Nixon on the ballot since 1928...
Nick Poulos November 06, 2012 at 11:22 PM
@jay: you may win the prize for best off-the-cuff (although: who knows; you may have had to work on that, but my bet is it just flowed through your fingers to the keyboard) To everyone else: Please don't forget to vote.You have plenty of time, if you haven't gotten to your poling place yet. Yes, you know who I prefer: for me it's the morals and ethics. Ayn Rand to me, a disciple of Augustine, Aristotle, Plato, and JS Eriugena: there is not choice other than Obama. Go vote.
Randy1949 November 06, 2012 at 11:22 PM
@Bob McBride -- It never gets old, unlike the people who were around to enjoy the sixties and seventies. I remember those days fondly.
Bob McBride November 06, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Randy, if you can remember them you really weren't enjoying them to the fullest. Or so I've been told...
Randy1949 November 06, 2012 at 11:56 PM
I was focusing on activities that don't destroy brain cells. ;)
John Feia November 07, 2012 at 12:21 AM
I agree, VOTE!!!
H.E. Pennypacker November 07, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Thank you for reminding Nick Poulos, I knew there was something I forgot to do today, even though I have looked forward to this day since the immaculation of our Messiah Barack Hussein Obama. Oh, I voted for Romney/Ryan.
Ima Hippee November 07, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Nick - you like to hang around Obama? Blood dripping from his nicotined stained fingers?
Mike in OC November 07, 2012 at 04:40 AM
now really is the time to purchase a fire arm... hate to say it. its gonna get crazy.... no one will have anything and people are gonna have to protect themselves and their families.
John Feia November 07, 2012 at 05:16 AM
What a foolish comment.
John Feia November 07, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Two for the good guys! Barack and Tammy!!!!
Mike in OC November 07, 2012 at 05:19 AM
@john feia.... it maybe foolish to you... but the mayans predicted this.... i honestly dont care what you do.
Mike in OC November 07, 2012 at 05:19 AM
now thats a foolish comment... referring to tammy baldwin as a guy.
Chris Larsen November 07, 2012 at 05:37 AM
Where is the state senate breakdown at?
Randy1949 November 07, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Yes -- those figures should be coming in. And how about Ryan/Zerban?
Denise Konkol (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 05:44 AM
yomammy November 07, 2012 at 12:40 PM
maybe we can reach 20 trillion in the next four...
Roger McKee November 07, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Obama should be President and Romney should be Vice President
Resident of O.C. Paul November 07, 2012 at 01:54 PM
It would be nice if they had posted ALL of the results, not just the results for the parties of our 2 party dictatorship.
SAM November 07, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Some of the best news for Wisconsin and especially nationally is the addition of more women to the Senate! Finally, more common sense will prevail. While we think Barack Obama is one of the best things to happen for our country, maybe our next president will be a woman--Hillary Clinton? Elizabeth Warren? It would be nice to see more of the women's perspective finally to help lead our country. Look harder at what they do each day in their own families, in business, in making "connections" with friends and community members. We're getting closer now as they gain seats in government! Good news!!!
Michael McClusky November 07, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Rich Petersen November 07, 2012 at 06:22 PM
FreeThought Toy: Yes we should have less choice in elections because the only the all mighty candidates of the two party duopoly are valid. Maybe we should pass a law to make it illegal for anyone except members of those two parties to run. After all nobody else has a chance. Sarcasm aside, if you really believe that third party candidates do not have a chance then you have to admit that we do not really have democracy in this country. Then ask yourself why you continue to support a party that stacks the deck against choice, especially at the Presidential level? When the media buys into that argument it becomes self fulfilling. The myth that the results of the 2000 or 2004 elections were the fault of Nader is perpetuated to continue to own your vote.


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