Turnout in the Wisconsin recall reached a major high for a gubernatorial race, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports — but fell just short of the presidential-level turnout predicted by state officials.
Fifty-seven percent of voting-age adults voted, about 2.5 million people. That figure is less than the 60 to 65 percent turnout predicted by the state Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections in the state.
Turnout did, however easily exceed the 2.17 million people who voted in the 2010 election, and is also the highest turnout for a gubernatorial race in the last 50 years. The previous record was in 1962, with 52.4 percent turnout.