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Breaking down the election results



There was little drama heading into Wisconsin’s elections on Tuesday, and even less drama when the ballots were counted.  Both President Biden and former President Donald Trump easily won their party’s nominations. But a little deeper dig into the numbers may provide some clues about what to expect in November. Biden easily carried Wisconsin, capturing 87.9% of the democratic vote. Trump captured 79% of the republican vote. Biden earned nearly 430,000 votes in the state, while Trump earned just over 394,000 votes. That could be significant in the general election. An effort by democrats to show their displeasure with Biden fell short of expectations, with less than 9% of democratic voters casting their ballots for uninstructed. That is a demonstration of voter frustration over Biden’s handling of the Israel/Hamas war. Among Republican candidates, Nikki Haley earned over 12% of the vote, a sign of republican frustration with the Trump candidacy. With Biden beating Trump in Wisconsin by barely 20,000 votes in the 2020 election, those who are frustrated with Biden and Trump could be the key to deciding the outcome in November.

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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  1. John Q Public

    April 4, 2024 at 5:11 am

    It’s unbelievable the number of low IQ voters in Wisconsin that cast votes for Biden .

  2. nick

    April 4, 2024 at 6:03 am

    We, the American people, have done this to ourselves. We have two liars running for president.
    The difference is that the press goes after one (Trump) and leaves the other (Biden) alone. Biden does not have one coherent policy on anything. In fact, his latest edict on electric trucks is pure fantasy.

  3. Bob N.

    April 4, 2024 at 7:36 am

    You forgot to look out your window while “digging a little deeper”. A record snowstorm/rainstorm was raging Tuesday, suppressing the Election Day vote. These are the traditional people who vote on Election Day, most of them conservative, who muttered “Not going out in that weather”. “Doesn’t matter anyway”.
    Liberals, meanwhile, love the early voting. They had long since voted before Tuesday.
    More relevant are the current polls with the Biden/Trump race a dead heat in Wisconsin, Biden up by 2 points, within the margin of error. Biden is behind in all the other swing states.

  4. April Fool

    April 4, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    Yesterday, this columnist said he was taking a break from election matters. Apparently he received a memo from the Dems to keep up the good work for them, because here he is right back at it.

    Sometimes a good propaganda storyline is too good to pass up.

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