Barrett predicts Milwaukee will outpace 2016 turnout


Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett predicts voter turnout in his city to surpass 2016 numbers, but said it’s still too early to tell if the city will reach 2012 election turnout numbers.
“My intuition is that we will surpass 2016, I don’t know if we will reach the 2012 numbers,” Barrett said in a press conference outside Milwaukee’s Central Count location at 501 W. Michigan St. in Westown near the Wisconsin Center.
In the 2012 election, 287,350 people in Milwaukee voted in the presidential race. Four years ago, it was 246,201, according to numbers from the state Elections Commission.
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