Voter turnout and unusual election day developmentsState election officials report lighter voter turnout in Wisconsin Tuesday than expected.
By: By Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio, Superior Telegram
State election officials report lighter voter turnout in Wisconsin Tuesday than expected. There's also word of some unusual developments at polling places.
Shortly before the polls closed, Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy said statewide turnout probably fell short of the 35 percent he had predicted. Kennedy says maybe some voters got turned off by all the robo calls and negative TV ads involving Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Kennedy also says with two rounds of recall elections coming up, some voters may be getting election fatigue. He says problems he heard about Tuesday involved a small number of people in Fitchburg and Crivitz wrongly being told they needed a photo ID to vote. Kennedy also says in Grant County, a raccoon fell through the ceiling of a polling place. The Associated Press reports that in Jackson County, an apparent Scott Walker supporter came to a village hall to vote with a pistol in a holster tied to his leg.