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Wisconsin shines in Tuesday’s election

Scott Robert Shaw

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Well done voters. Wisconsin voters have reason to be proud after Tuesday’s election, even if we don’t yet know all the results. The Badger state saw more than 3.2 million voters cast their ballots. That is an all-time record. Statewide turnout percentage was over 72%, just shy of a record. Voters adapted to participate in the process, requesting absentee ballots, many for the first time, or choosing to vote early. We learned how to fill out an absentee ballot, and that voting can be easier if we don’t have to necessarily do it on a Tuesday in November. We learned how to track the status of our ballot online to ensure it got into the right hands. Others braved a pandemic in order to cast their ballots in person. Despite the high political tensions, election day was orderly in Wisconsin, a credit to voters and election staff. The ballots were counted in an orderly and expeditious manner, even though the job of elections officials was made more difficult this year because of the overwhelming absentee vote. Completing this election was no easy task, but we showed up in record numbers to make our voices heard. Well done Wisconsin. We did our part. Now, we’ll see where that leaves us.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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