Romney Wins Soundly in Menomonee Falls
Although the rest of the state and nation elected President Barack Obama, Menomonee Falls voters chose Mitt Romney by a nearly two-to-one margin with 93 percent turnout at the polls.
President Barack Obama earned another four-year term as the leader of the United States, but it wasn't because of support for him in Menomonee Falls.
Nearly 93.6 percent of the 24,355 registered voters in Falls cast a vote Tuesday.
Voters in the village resoundingly voted for Mitt Romney by a nearly two-to-one margin. Romney collected 14,431 votes, or 63.3 percent of the vote. Obama earned 7,855 votes, or 34.4 percent. However, Romney couldn't carry the state or the country on Tuesday.
In 2008, John McCain fared a little worse than Romney in Falls. He took home 60.2 percent of the vote to Obama's 38.7 percent.
Tommy Thompson also fared well against Tammy Baldwin in the U.S. Senate race. Thompson earned 14,170 votes, or 62.2 percent. Baldwin earned 7,570 votes, or 33.2 percent.
Incumbent Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) coasted to a victory in the 24th Assembly race, as well. Knodl collected 58.4 percent of the vote in his district boundaries within Falls. His challenger, Shan Haqqi earned 27.8 percent. Throughout the entire 24th district, Knodl garnered 67 percent of the vote to Haqqi's 33 percent.
To no surprise, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) won another term by a two-to-one margin over Dave Heaster.
City of Pewaukee Alderwoman Kathleen Novack, 62, won 71 percent of the vote, or 155,430 votes, in Tuesday's county clerk race, beating Town of Lisbon business owner Jessie Read, 52, who collected 63,575 votes, or 29 percent of the vote. In Falls, Novack received 60.9 percent of the vote to Read's 27.1 percent.
Voting was smooth sailing in Menomonee Falls as most poll chiefs had few problems to report. They main issues were addressing overvotes at the machines, and processing a large number of absentee ballots.
All results are unofficial until canvassed. Here's a look at how the vote broke down ward by ward.
|Wards 1 & 2 (Gloria Dei Lutheran Church)||2,295||2,472||92.8%|
|Wards 3, 4 & 5 (Good Shepherd Church)||2,736||2,933||93.2%|
|Wards 6 & 7 (St. Paul's United)||1,712||1,796||95.3%|
|Wards 8, 9 & 10 (Falls Library)||2,611||2,803||93.1%|
|Wards 11 & 12 (Lilly Road Fire Station)||1,431||1,493||95.8%|
|Wards 13 & 14 (Holy Cross Church)||2,676||2,870||93.2%|
|Wards 15 & 16 (Prince of Peace)||1,980||2,135||92.7%|
|Wards 17, 18 & 19 (Davian's)||3,335||3,605||92.5%|
|Ward 20 (Pilgrim Evangelical)||1,197||1,289||92.8%|
|Wards 21, 22 & 23 (St. James Church)||2,262||2,981||94.5%|
More election coverage
- Election Central: A look back on the Election Day in Whitefish Bay
- Presidential race: Obama carries Wisconsin
- U.S. Senate race: It's Tammy over Tommy
- Final Results: Area congressional and state legislative races
- Final Results: Federal races in Wisconsin
- 24th Assembly District: Knodl wins third term
- Waukesha County Clerk: Novack replaces Nickolaus as Waukesha County Clerk