47,000 absentee ballots from City of Milwaukee uncounted until early Wednesday

MILWAUKEE -- Officials with the Milwaukee County Clerk's Office confirmed for FOX6 News late Tuesday, Nov. 6 47,000 ballots from the City of Milwaukee had not yet been counted in the midterm elections.

Officials with the Milwaukee County Clerk's Office said all ballots from Wauwatosa had been counted and they were waiting for the total from Wauwatosa officials so they could verify it.

The 47,000 outstanding ballots from the City of Milwaukee were absentee ballots and ballots from those who voted early and by mail.

The race between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Tony Evers was too close to call as of midnight with 94 percent of precincts reporting. The lead flipped between the two throughout the night, sometimes as narrowly as a couple hundred votes.

The Associated Press called the race for Evers around 1:30 a.m.

The race for attorney general also remained too close to call early Wednesday.

We're told absentee ballots cannot be counted until the polls open on Election Day.

Here are the City of Milwaukee absentee ballot totals:

  • Scott Walker: 7,188
  • Tony Evers: 38,674
  • Tammy Baldwin: 40,592
  • Leah Vukmir: 6,345
  • Brad Schimel: 7,530
  • Josh Kaul: 37,882

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