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Harlan Hill: 89 Percent Turnout in Wisconsin 'a Bit Unbelievable'

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Residents wait in line to vote at a shuttered Sears store in the Janesville Mall on November 3, 2020 in Janesville, Wisconsin. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 05 November 2020 01:08 PM

Political consultant Harlan Hill is raising questions about a reported 89% voter turnout in Wisconsin.

He tweeted on Wednesday: "Wisconsin has 3,684,726 active registered voters. They counted 3,288,771 votes. That's, um, a bit unbelievable. 89% turnout? Ok sure."

His tweet brought a series of responses from Kimberley Strassel, a member of The Wall Street Journal's editorial board.

She wrote on Twitter: "I am legitimately interested/confused by this. I checked, and the top number is indeed Wisconsin's active registered voter number as of Nov. 1. The bottom is approx. what has been counted. That is a (not feasible) 89% turnout."

In another tweet, she noted that The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is claiming a 71% state turnout.

She said: "I'm not sure where it gets this, but that would make more sense, given even populous Milwaukee didn't exceed 83% turnout, and Dane lower. (Do math on what rest of state wud need to bump up state avg to 89).

"I compared some vote totals to voter registration--by county. Nearly every county i've looked at so far--left and right--registered turnout of 89% or higher. (several at 93%) I suppose its possible--but still seems extraordinary."

She noted it makes more sense if the 71% is "referring to voting-eligible population (rather than registered voters). But still, wow--89% turnout of registered voters...."

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Political consultant Harlan Hill is raising questions about a reported 89% voter turnout in Wisconsin. He tweeted on Wednesday: "Wisconsin has 3,684,726 active registered voters. They counted 3,288,771 votes. That's, um, a bit unbelievable. 89% turnout? Ok sure." His tweet...
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