Wisconsin Voters Turn Out in Droves; Evers, Baldwin, Gallagher Winners

Maxwell Timmer, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

As Election Day in the United States comes to a close, results for elections in Wisconsin have been decided.

For the Wisconsin Senate race, Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin has been re-elected for a second term after winning against Republican challenger Leah Vukmir.

For Wisconsin’s 8th district, Republican Representative Mike Gallagher is projected to be re-elected for a second term after a landslide victory against Democratic nominee Beau Liegeois.

One of the closest elections in Wisconsin is the governor race. Democratic nominee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers was elected for his first term as governor for Wisconsin after a close victory against incumbent Governor Scott Walker. This ends Walker’s governor reign after two terms.

Wisconsin’s elections show us a picture of how politics in Wisconsin will be in the future, but furthermore which party has control of the House and the Senate will be huge for each party and what they want to accomplish.

In the House, the Democrats regained control after about four  years without control. In the Senate, the Republicans are projected to continue control.

In Wisconsin, voter turnout was something no one has ever seen. According to Wisconsin Elections Commission,”The Wisconsin Elections Commission is predicting that 3.1 million people will cast ballots for the Tuesday, November 8 General Election. That’s 69.6 percent of Wisconsin’s 2016 voting-age population of 4,449,170.”

Elections are the American people’s voice and way to have a say in our politics. With voter turnout on the rise and many young people getting involved in their party, politics and government itself is in for change.