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Turnout of nearly 58 percent was highest ever for a gubernatorial race in a non-presidential year, but still fell short of the numbers in recent presidential elections.
Results from a new Marquette University Law School poll put the president and former Governor tops with likely voters from around the state.
Campaign manager says former governor backed out of debate as soon as he heard Hovde would be there, but Thompson aide says Hovde is being "hypocritical."
Use Patch's interactive tool to get detailed results on how area communities voted in the recall election.
Schools, Elections, Local Connections
Samuel Hanrahan continues Tosa student success at week-long program.
Governor's son, Alex, a Wauwatosa East high school student, was elected Monday as the mayor of a city at Badger Boys State
The four major candidates each picked up a few votes once all the late-arriving absentees were counted by the Wauwatosa City Clerk.
Write-in votes in the gubernatorial recall include "Anybody Else" and movie character Ned Schneebly.
Experts, exit polls point to numerous reasons why Republican governor defeated Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett: money, turnout and displeasure over the recall process.
Voters go to the polls in droves usually seen only in presidential years, with 82 percent exercising their rights.
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