MILWAUKEE (AP) -- About one in three registered voters went to the polls in Wisconsin's latest election, a remarkably high percentage for a spring election.
April elections in recent years have had voter turnouts ranging from 18 percent to 21 percent. But this year, voters were worked up over a tightly contested race for the state Supreme Court.
Some 33 percent of voters turned out Tuesday, or nearly 1.5 million people.
The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board predicted turnout of 20 percent. That would have been about 875,000 voters.
The surge in interest was driven by the race between Justice David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. The state race grew to national prominence when it morphed into a referendum on a divisive collective bargaining law.
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