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Romney, Thompson Carry Greendale

Mitt Romney and Tommy Thompson won the vote in Greendale but ultimately fell in the presidential and U.S. Senate elections. Romney garnered 54 percent of the vote in Greendale with a village-wide turnout of 82 percent.

Even though President Barack Obama won the national election, Romney garnered 54 percent of the vote in Greendale with a village-wide turnout of 82 percent.

According to unofficial results from Village Clerk Kathy Kasza, Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan garnered 4,854 votes in Greendale while Democrats Obama and Biden received 3,972.

Obama, however, carried Wisconsin and several other key swing states on his way to win a second term in the White House.

Greendale has trended towards Republican candidates for partisan offices, according to Kasza.

In 2000 and 2004, The Bush-Cheney ticket got 58 percent of the vote in Greendale. In 2008, McCain-Palin carried the village with 54 percent.

In a hotly contested race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat, Democratic candidate U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin won the state of Wisconsin, but former Gov. Tommy Thompson won Greendale.

Thompson grabbed 54 percent of the vote in the village with 4,777 ballots cast in his favor, whereas Democrat candidate Tammy Baldwin received 3,804 votes or 28 percent.

Baldwin won the race to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl.

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, while he lost his bid for vice president, easily won another term to represent the 1st District, which includes Greendale. He got 4,962 votes (59 percent) in the city against challenger Rob Zerban's 3,341 (40 percent).

In the state Assembly race, Greendale Republican incumbent Jeff Stone was cruising to a win over Democratic challenger Kathleen Wied-Vincent of Greendale. Stone had 4,872 votes (59 percent), while Wied-Vincent had 3,386 votes (41 percent).

In the State Senate race, New Berlin Republican incumbent Mary Lazich also won over Democrat Jim Ward of Greendale. Lazich had 4,765 votes (57 percent), Ward had 3,549 votes (43 percent).

All results remain unofficial until certified by the Board of Canvassers.

Voter turnout in Greendale was at 82.2 percent. Greendale has 10,246 registered voters and 8,963 voters came out on Tuesday. Many residents took advantage of early and absentee balloting, with 2,679 residents casting their ballot before election day.

Turnout was huge in the early morning, but quickly quieted the rest of the day. There also the issue people over-voting for an office. 

2012 ELECTION RESULTS

Presidential and U.S. Senate results only represent votes in Greendale. Congressional and state legislative results are for entire district.

results courtesy of FOX 6

     Race       Pct. reporting Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results President
100%

Obama-Biden

3,972 Romney-Ryan 4,854 U.S. Senate 100% Tammy Baldwin 3,804 Tommy Thompson 4,777 82nd State Assembly District
100% Kathleen Wied-Vincent 11,854 Jeff Stone  17,854 28th State Assembly District 100% Jim Ward 34,990 Mary Lazich 60,621 1st Congressional District
100% Rob Zerban 157,721
Paul Ryan
199,715

Jason Patzfahl November 08, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Early voting is open for anyone and is what keeps the lines down on election day and allows people with tough work schedules to vote on THEIR time. Absentee voting is meant for those who cannot vote in person on election day because of disability or illness, or the fact that they will be out of town. Early voting is a GREAT thing! It increases turnout dramatically - which is why the Republicans are trying to shorten early voting time frames or eliminate it all together. Election day should also be a National Holiday, which would improve turnout even more (but the GOP will never let that fly because to them, the lower the turnout, the better).
Jason Patzfahl November 08, 2012 at 12:26 PM
"Romnay takes 54% of the vote in Greendale. In 2000 and 2004, The Bush-Cheney ticket got 58 percent of the vote in Greendale." ~ Looks like the same OLD people came out to vote the same OLD way - Never having learned any lessons . . . Greendale's voting trend is just a tad out of touch with working class America who favors equal rights for women and minorities, stable social programs for the elderly and poor and a progressive tax structure.
J. B. Schmidt November 08, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Because obviously you couldn't be the one who is wrong.
wiscoleeds November 08, 2012 at 04:53 PM
How can I be out of touch with "working class America" when I am a member of "working class America"?
Jason Patzfahl November 09, 2012 at 01:22 PM
by voting against the trend... In other words, if your voting history goes against the winners of history and is the opposite of the majority of America, that probably makes you slightly out of touch. But if you want to keep voting for people who want to control womens' vaginas and tell us who we can marry, tell us we need certain kinds of government issued IDs, but then turn around and say they believe in small government, then go ahead dude.

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