South Milwaukee Election Results: Huge Turnout as School Referendum Passes Easily; Baldwin, Moore, Evers, Kaul, Larson, Gomez Win Locally

Wow — what an Election Day in South Milwaukee!

Here are the local results. Some highlights …

  • Let’s start with the huge turnout, more than 85% of registered voters, as 9,343 ballots were cast on Tuesday. Terrific!
  • The South Milwaukee School District referendum easily passed, 55.6% to 40.8%.
  • In the Assembly race, Democratic challenger Gabriel Gomez beat incumbent Republican Rep. Jessie Rodriguez in South Milwaukee by 15 votes: 4,553 to 4,538.
  • Incumbent Democratic State Sen. Chris Larson beat Republican challenger Red Arnold, 53.7% to 41.9%.
  • In statewide races, Democrats swept in South Milwaukee: Tony Evers for governor (49.3% to 47.1% for incumbent Scott Walker); Josh Kaul for attorney general (48.6% to 46.6% for incumbent Brad Schimel); Doug LaFollette for secretary of state; and Sarah Godlewski for treasurer.
  • Rep. Gwen Moore beat Republican challenger Tim Rogers, 49.4% to 43.6%.
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin easily beat challenger Leah Vukmir (55.6% to 42.7%).

Also, South Milwaukee voters overwhelmingly backed the Milwaukee County marijuana legalization referendum, 63.3% to 34.8%.

Thanks to everyone who voted today. We consistently outperform on turnout, and I love that. And thanks to the clerk’s office and all of our pollworkers for their work today.

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