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La Crosse County sees 89% turnout in November election



La Crosse County saw 68,032 cast ballots in this November election for an 88.56 percent turnout. 

So, how did all those people vote? 

According to the county’s unofficial results, Joe Biden got 9,156 more votes than Donald Trump in the presidential race (37,817-28,661). Independent candidate Jo Jorgensen picked up 876 votes in the county. 

Congressman Ron Kind carried his home county with 60 percent of the votes (40,473-26,676), while most other counties in the 3rd District supported opponent Derrick Van Orden.  Overall, Kind won by 10,973 votes (199,798-188,825).

For state Senate, Brad Pfaff outpaced Dan Kapanke in the county by 5,192 votes (36,042-30,850), winning overall by just 589 votes.

And four referendums in the county — affecting two towns and the Westby School District — all passed on 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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