MADISON (WKOW) -- Election officials say turnout for the recall primary election was the highest for a partisan primary in Wisconsin in 60 years.
More than 1.3 million people cast ballots Tuesday, which comes to 30.2 percent of eligible voters statewide.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won a four-way race for the Democratic nomination, while Republican Gov. Scott Walker easily overcame on challenger on the GOP side.
According to election results, about 670,000 votes were cast for one of the Democratic candidates, with Barrett getting about 387,000 votes. About 646,000 votes were cast on the Republican side.
This is the first gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin history so there are no comparable primaries with which to compare it. However, the previous high turnout for a regular fall primary was 38.9 percent in 1952 based on records dating to 1948.
Voters will head back to the polls on June 5 for the recall elections against Gov. Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators.
Click here to view election results from Tuesday's recall primary.
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