The results are in, and the winner was democracy.
Turnout for Tuesday’s election was terrific, as more than 63 percent of registered voters cast ballots in South Milwaukee.
Here are local results for top races …
- In the Republican presidential primary, Sen. Ted Cruz tallied 2,093 votes (55 percent) to Donald Trump’s 1,163 (30.5 percent). John Kasich had 441 votes (11.6 percent).
- In the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders won with 1,901 votes (52 percent) to 1,712 for Hillary Clinton (46.8 percent).
- For Wisconsin Supreme Court, Rebecca Bradley beat JoAnne Kloppenburg — 3,701 votes (49.4 percent) to 3,194 (42.7 percent).
- For Milwaukee County executive, Chris Abele (4,091 votes; 54.6 percent) beat Sen. Chris Larson (2,834 votes; 37.9 percent) locally.
- David Sartori defeated Tony Bloom in the race to replace Pat Jursik, who is retiring from her District 8 seat on the Milwaukee County Board. Sartori tallied 2,665 votes (35.6 percent) to Bloom’s 2,584 (34.5 percent) in South Milwaukee.
- For South Milwaukee School Board, incumbents Terri Travia and Doug Perry defeated challenger Frank “Disco” Gratke.
I want to thank all of our election workers and the clerk’s staff for their efforts today — and thank all of the voters for stepping up.
It’s exciting to see turnout like this. It’s democracy in action.