There was neither a blue wave nor red in the city of Ripon for Tuesday's mid-term elections.

   But a strong surge of voters certainly flooded the polls.

   Seventy-nine percent of registered voters -- 3,111 out of 3,935 register voters -- cast ballots at Ripon City Hall.

   Who did they support? A little bit here, a little bit there (figures shown here only represent the city of Ripon and do not represent overall results):

  • For governor, incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker topped 1,574 to 1,410 over Democrat Tony Evers.
  • For U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin easily won Ripon 1,683 to 1,389 over Republican Leah Vukmir
  • For U.S. House of Representatives, challenger Dan Kohl, a Democrat, gained a narrow lead in Ripon over incumbent Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah 1,580 to 1,482
  • For state Assembly, Rep. Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan, had a strong lead (1,749 to 1,302) over challenger Frank Burress
  • In the only race that could be considered "local," 150 Riponites supported Ripon resident Andrew Zuehlke for State Treasurer, falling well behind two evenly supported candidates: Republican Travis Hartwig (1,431 votes) and Democrat Sarah Godlewski (1,423 votes). 
  • For additional figures on how Ripon voted, see the Nov. 8, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

   Though no local races were to be decided, polling stations in Ripon and beyond were busy.

  Over the course of the day, a steady but not overwhelming flow of voters continued to come into Ripon City Hall to vote. 

  Throughout the day, voters reported little to no wait times in the city of Ripon and beyond, though one report suggested lines in one township this morning.

   "Town of Brooklyn had a large turnout as of 10:30 this morning," Candi Vis reported to the Commonwealth on social media. "I was No. 355, line to the door, and one of the workers said she had never seen that much of a back up."