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Early voting in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, all registered voters are mailed a ballot request form. They can also vote early in-person.

Mail-in ballots requested2,051,456

35%
43%
22%
DEMGOPOther

+1,051% from this time in 2016

20162020
178,276
2,051,456

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned1,889,178

67%
33%
Mail-inIn-person

+151% from this time in 2016

20162020
751,939
1,889,178
Last updated Nov. 18. Party registration is modeled by TargetSmart from multiple commercial sources.Data provided by TargetSmart

Wisconsin Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 84 Del.84 Delegates

Full Wisconsin Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    62.9%

    581,463

    + 56 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    31.7%

    293,441

    + 28 Delegates

  • DEM

    Elizabeth Warren

    1.5%

    14,060

Republican Primary/ 52 Del.52 Delegates

Full Wisconsin Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    97.9%

    616,782

    + 52 Delegates

  • REP

    Uninstructed

    1.8%

    11,246

  • REP

    Write-ins

    0.3%

    2,170

How Wisconsin voted

In 2016, Donald Trump won Wisconsin with 48 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, beating Hillary Clinton by 1 percentage point. The state, a key 2020 battleground, had voted for Democratic candidates in every presidential election since 1988 — though some years the victories were narrow — before Trump flipped it red by a slim margin in 2016.

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrumpWinner

    47.8%

    1,405,284

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClinton

    47%

    1,382,536

2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats40%Men: republicans54%
Women
Women: Democrats53%Women: republicans43%
White
White: Democrats42%White: republicans53%
Black
Black: Democrats92%Black: republicans6%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats63%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans34%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats49%College Graduate: republicans45%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats40%No College Degree: republicans56%
  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObamaWinner

    52.9%

    1,620,985

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomney

    46%

    1,407,966

2012 Exit Polls

Summary of 2012 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats47%Men: republicans51%
Women
Women: Democrats57%Women: republicans42%
White
White: Democrats48%White: republicans51%
Black
Black: Democrats94%Black: republicans6%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats66%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans31%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats49%College Graduate: republicans50%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats51%No College Degree: republicans47%

More to the story in Wisconsin 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
6,372,000-6.31%
-24.73%
93,498-0.61%
-8.99%
Wisconsin Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)