|WISCONSIN||10 Electoral Votes|
|Wisconsin went from 11 electoral votes to 10 as a result of the 2000 Census|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, State Elections Board)
Total Population, July 1, 2004 est. 5,509,026
(Registration by municipalities; no statewide registation total).
Wisconsin has: 72 counties, 1,848 municipalities.
Five largest counties: Milwaukee, Dane, Waukesha, Brown, Racine.
Five largest cities: Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton-Oshkosh, Green Bay, Racine.
State Elections Board
Party of WI
Total voters: 3,003,083.
As in 2000 the race in Wisconsin was tightly fought to the end and as in 2000 the Democratic ticket narrowly prevailed. Kerry-Edwards secured a plurality of 11,384 votes (0.38 percentage points). Bush carried 45 counties to 27 for Kerry. Wisconsin received numerous visits from the candidates and their wives, and intense advertising (Milwaukee Mix: The Ad Campaign).
General Election Details | Photos
Kerry/Allies | Bush-Cheney '04
Both major campaigns poured significant resources into the battleground state of Wisconsin. Ralph Nader's appeal in this state gave the Bush forces grounds for optimism, but on Election Day the Gore-Lieberman ticket eked out a narrow win, gaining a plurality of 5,708 votes (0.22 percentage points) over Bush-Cheney. Bush carried 46 counties to Gore's 26. By comparison, in 1996, when Dole did not actively compete in the state, the Dole-Kemp ticket carried just 11 counties, while Clinton-Gore won in 61. Four-term Gov. Tommy Thompson was an ardent Bush supporter, and his organization provided a foundation for Bush's strong showing as the state's electors nearly went into the Republican column for the first time since 1984.
General Election Activity | Photos
Republican - Presidential
Preference Primary: Tuesday, February 17, 2004. 40 Delegates
and 37 Alternates.
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