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Huge turnout followed by long vote count in La Crosse County



La Crosse County vote counters had a really long night, at least partly because turnout Tuesday was so large.

The final county results were posted online after 2 a.m.

Turnout was 85 percent  slightly ahead of the 82 percent seen during the presidential race of 2016.

The last midterm November race, four years ago, brought out 65 percent in La Crosse County.

The unofficial canvass of county votes shows the lowest turnout was in La Crosse’s 4th ward, on the north side, with 74 percent.

And in the 10th ward, near downtown, there appeared to be a lot of new registration for a reported 107 percent turnout.

County voters say “yes” to the premier resort area tax for a second time, to pay for highway construction, while shooting down a wheel tax proposal.

Canvasses around the state are supposed to be finished by next Tuesday.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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