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SMU Students Analyze the 2012 Presidential Election

A Quick View of Wisconsin’s Voting History By County

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Here is a look at the last four presidential elections by county in Wisconsin. Wisconsin has not voted Republican since 1984, but in the last two presidential elections the state was among the closest races in the nation.

Obama won by 14 percentage points in 2008, flipping 32 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties from red to blue. As noted by Madison’s Capital Times in a lengthy piece about the state’s independent streak, there was more county turnover in the presidential race from 2004 to 2008 than any other state in the nation.



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