Wisconsin Election Results: Tony Evers Upsets Scott Walker for Governor

Wisconsin Election Results: Tony Evers Upsets Scott Walker for Governor Photo: KSTP

November 07, 2018 01:35 AM

As of 1:25 a.m., Democrat Tony Evers has defeated Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a nailbiter, denying the polarizing Republican and one-time presidential candidate a third term.

Evers' win on Tuesday is a huge victory for Democrats, who couldn't find the recipe to take out Walker in three previous elections, including a 2012 recall.

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Evers campaigned on the promise of cutting middle-class income taxes, eliminating a tax credit program for manufacturers and possibly raising the gas tax to pay for roads.

Evers is a former teacher who's been a state schools superintendent since 2009. He turned his understated personality to his advantage in the campaign, arguing that voters were tired of divisiveness and yearned for more collegial politics.


As of 1:17 a.m., Evers is leading the race for governor with 49.6 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing with 48.4 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 99 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,636 of 3,676)

According to The Associated Press, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is telling supporters of Gov. Scott Walker to prepare for a recount.

The race between Walker and Democrat Tony Evers was too close to call early Wednesday morning. Kleefisch told supporters just before 1 a.m. that "the fight is not over." She says, "We must ensure every valid vote in the state of Wisconsin is counted and we must be gracious no matter the outcome."

Kleefisch says to prepare for a "long, drawn-out recount."

If the difference between Walker and Evers is within 1 percentage point, a recount can be requested. 


As of 12:32 a.m., Walker is leading the race for governor by just under 1,000 of the votes (49 percent), according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Evers is trailing with 49 percent of the votes as well.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 98 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,592 of 3,676)


As of 12:15 a.m., Walker is leading the race for governor by just under 1,000 of the votes (49 percent), according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Evers is trailing with 49 percent of the votes as well.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 97 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,552 of 3,676)  


As of 12:00 a.m., Walker is leading the race for governor 49.1 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Evers is trailing with 49 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 94 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,432 of 3,676) 


As of 11:50 p.m., Walker is leading the race for governor by 49.1 percent of the vote, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Evers is trailing with 49 percent of the vote. 

According to the Secretary of State's office, 92 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,389 of 3,676)


As of 11:40 p.m., Walker is leading the race for governor by 49.1 percent of the vote, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Evers is trailing with 49 percent of the vote. 

According to the Secretary of State's office, 92 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,368 of 3,676)


As of 11:30 p.m., Evers is narrowly leading the race for governor by about 300 votes (49 percent), according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing (49 percent).

According to the Secretary of State's office, 90 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,305 of 3,676)


As of 11:20 p.m., Walker is leading the race for governor with 49.1 percent of the vote, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Evers is trailing with 49 percent of the vote.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 89 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,273 of 3,676)


As of 11:10 p.m., Walker is now leading the race for governor by just under 200 votes (49 percent), according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Evers is trailing.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 85 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,130 of 3,676)


As of 10:55 p.m., Evers is leading the race for governor with 49.2 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing with 48.8 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 83 percent of precincts have reported results. (3,056 of 3,676)


As of 10:40 p.m., Evers is leading the race for governor with 49.1 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing with 49 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 77 percent of precincts have reported results. (2,842 of 3,676)


As of 10:25 p.m., Evers is leading the race for governor with 49.4 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing with 48.7 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 74 percent of precincts have reported results. (2,729 of 3,676)


As of 10:10 p.m., Evers is leading the race for governor with 49.5 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing with 48.5 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 70 percent of precincts have reported results. (2,576 of 3,676)


As of 10:02 p.m., Evers is leading the race for governor with 50 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing with 48.1 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 67 percent of precincts have reported results. (2,452 of 3,676)


As of 9:50 p.m., Republican Sean P. Duffy has won the race for 7th House District.


As of 9:45 p.m., Duffy is leading the race for 7th House District with 58.4 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Engebretson is trailing with 40.3 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 38 percent of precincts have reported results. (272 of 720)

As of 9:45 p.m., Evers is leading the race for governor with 49.8 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing with 48.3 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 59 percent of precincts have reported results. (2,184 of 3,676)


As of 9:35 p.m., Duffy is leading the race for 7th House District with 58.3 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Engebretson is trailing with 40.6 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 29 percent of precincts have reported results. (210 of 720)

As of 9:35 p.m., Evers is leading the race for governor with 50 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing with 48.1 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 57 percent of precincts have reported results. (2,106 of 3,676)


As of 9:21 p.m., Duffy continues to lead for the 7th House District with 52.4 percent of the vote. Engebretson trails with 46.4 percent of the vote. According to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office, 16 percent of precincts are reporting. (115 of 720)

As of 9:21 p.m., the race for governor continues to be close in Wisconsin. Evers leads Walker 51.1 percent to 47 percent. According to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office, 48 percent of precincts are reporting. (1,766 of 3,676)


As of 9:10 p.m., Duffy continues to lead for the 7th House District with 54.1 percent of the vote. Engebretson trails with 44.7 percent of the vote. According to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office, 9 percent of precincts are reporting. (65 of 720)

As of 9:10 p.m., the race for governor continues to be close in Wisconsin. Evers leads Walker 49.3 percent to 48.8 percent. According to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office, 41 percent of precincts are reporting. (1,613 of 3,676)


As of 9:05 p.m., Republican attorney Bryan Steil (STY'-ill) has won outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan's Wisconsin congressional seat.

Steil is a Ryan protégé. He defeated Democratic ironworker Randy Bryce on Tuesday to earn the right to represent southeastern Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District for the next two years. His victory denies bragging rights for Wisconsin Democrats, who had targeted the seat after Ryan announced in April that he wouldn't seek re-election.

Bryce nicknamed himself "Iron Stache," a play on his vocation and his thick mustache. He generated $6 million in contributions.

Steil worked for Ryan for a year in Washington. Ryan endorsed him. A super PAC aligned with Ryan launched ads trumpeting Bryce's nine arrests and branding Bryce a deadbeat for failing to pay child support.


As of 8:52 p.m., Democrat Tammy Baldwin wins her re-election to U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.


As of 8:50 p.m., Duffy is leading the race for 7th House District with 50.5 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Engebretson is trailing with 48.3 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 1,079 precincts have reported results. (3,676 total)

As of 8:45 p.m., Evers is leading the race for governor with 51.1 percent of the votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Walker is trailing with 47 percent of the votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 1,124 precincts have reported results. (3,676 total)


As of 8:37 p.m., Baldwin leads with 56.7 percent of the vote. Vukmir trails with 43.3 percent of the vote for Senate. 19 percent of precincts are reporting. 

As of 8:35 p.m., Democrat Margaret Engebretson leads with 49.6 percent of the vote in the race for the 7th House District race. Republican Sean P. Duffy trails with 49.2 percent of the vote.

As of 8:30 p.m., in the race for Wisconsin governor, Walker leads Evers with 58.2 percent of the vote, to Evers' 40.1 percent of the vote. According to Secretary of State's Office, 262 precincts are reporting.


As of 8:20 p.m., Republican Leah Vukmir is leading the Senators race with 58.2 percent of the vote. Democrat Tammy Baldwin trails with 41.8 percent of the vote. 22 Precincts have reported. (1 percent).

As of 8:17 p.m., Democrat Tony Evers is leading the governor's race with 2,988 votes, according to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office.

Republican Scott Walker is trailing with 2,528 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 12 precincts have reported results.


Voters in Wisconsin went to the polls Tuesday, casting ballots for governor, a U.S. Senate seat and in Congressional races.

In the governor's matchup, Republican incumbent Scott Walker - first elected in 2010 - was facing Democrat Tony Evers, the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Polls had the race close.

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In the Senate race, Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin - first elected in 2012 - was facing Republican Leah Vukmir, a member of the State Senate.

In the state's 7th Congressional District, which includes much of the state's northwest and northern portions, and reaches into the central portion as well, Republican incumbent Sean Duffy - first elected in 2010 - was facing Democratic challenger Margaret Engebretson.

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