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  Too Many Voters In Milwaukee?
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ContributorThomas Walker 
Last EditedThomas Walker  Sep 15, 2006 04:32pm
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News DateFriday, September 15, 2006 10:30:00 PM UTC0:0
Description(CBS/AP) The city of Milwaukee must re-examine its polling-place records from Tuesday's primary because the reported turnout of about 80,000 appears to be greatly inflated, a state elections official says.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported its analysis found the total reported for the city could be tens of thousands of voters higher than the number that actually cast ballots.

For example, the city reported that there were 78,801 ballots cast for the major-party candidates for attorney general.

But adding the votes cast for the two Republican and two Democratic candidates gave a total of only 40,971, the newspaper said. That would indicate 37,830 voters did not cast ballots in that race, which would be highly unlikely for one of the most hotly contested elections on Tuesday's ballot.
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