Despite a big get-out-the-vote push by both Republicans and Democrats in Waukesha County, Brookfield added about 2 percent or nearly 500 more total votes than it did four years ago.
Mitt Romney on Tuesday got nearly 1,200 more votes than John McCain got from the City of Brookfield, while Barack Obama received about 660 fewer votes Tuesday in Brookfield than he received in 2008. (See chart below on presidential voting history.)
Turnout Tuesday in the City of Brookfield was 89.2 percent — virtually the same as the 89 percent in the 2008 McCain-Obama presidential race. In raw numbers, Brookfield residents on Tuesday cast 25,664 votes for president, nearly 500 more than the 25,196 ballots cast in 2008, according to city records.
Other communities, however, saw a greater percentage increase in turnout. In Whitefish Bay, turnout was 92.5 percent, up from 89 percent. In Menomonee Falls, 93.6 percent of the village's 24,355 registered voters cast ballots, up from 2008.
On Tuesday, Brookfield residents gave the Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan ticket 17,426 votes or about 68 percent of the total votes cast. Barack Obama and Joe Biden received 8,041 city votes or 31 percent, with one percent for third party and scattering votes.
Brookfield city residents gave Romney more votes (17,426) than they did for John McCain in 2008 against Obama (16,233), but not as many as they gave George Bush in 2004 against John Kerry (17,628).
Brookfield city votes:
Romney/Ryan: 17,426 (68%)
Obama/Biden: 8,041 (31%)
Thompson: 17,333 (68%)
Baldwin: 7,649 (30%)
Sensenbrenner: 16,112 (73%)
Heaster: 5,817 (26%)
State Assembly Dist. 13
Hutton: 5,533 (70%)
Pokrandt: 2,342 (30%)
State Assembly Dist. 14
Kooyenga: 11,664 (72%)
Rockwood: 4,526 (28%)
Waukesha County Clerk
Novack: 16,862 (72%)
Read: 6,499 (28%)
HOW BROOKFIELD, WAUKESHA COUNTY VOTED IN PRESIDENTIAL RACES
2012 Presidential Election Romney/Ryan Obama/Biden Romney/Obama total Brookfield 17,426 8,041 25,467 Waukesha County 161,567 77,617 239,184
2008 Presidential Election McCain/Palin Obama/Biden McCain/Obama total Brookfield 16,233 8,703 24,936 Waukesha County 145,152 85,339 230,491
2004 Presidential Election Bush/Cheney Kerry/Edwards Bush/Kerry total Brookfield 17,628 7,594 25,222 Waukesha County 154,926 73,626 228,552
2000 Presidential Election Bush/Cheney Gore/Lieberman Bush/Gore total Brookfield 16,500 6,465 22,965 Waukesha County 133,105 64,319 197,424 Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
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- Final Results: Area congressional and state legislative races
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