Race call explained: Wisconsin's statewide ballot measures  

Washington, After Republican-backed initiatives in Wisconsin outperformed Trump's 2020 campaign, even in areas of the state that lean Democratic, the Associated Press was able to ascertain that the state's voters had approved two constitutional amendments restricting the funding and administration of state elections.

at 9:41 p.m. ET, with 56% of the vote in favor of the legislation, Question 2—which restricts the eligibility of election officials—passed. At the time the contest was called, approximately 44% of the voters were against the initiative. By 9:45 p.m. ET, the Associated Press had announced that another proposal, Question 1, had also been approved, prohibiting the utilization of private donations and grants for the administration of state elections

At the time the contest was called, approximately 52% of the voters were in favor of that legislation, while 48% were against it. Initial vote tallies from 29 of the 72 counties in the state for Question 1 and 22 for Question 2 were used to determine the outcomes of two measures.

Results were mostly in line with the usual partisan divide in previous statewide elections, with areas that tend to vote Republican strongly favoring the amendments and areas that tend to vote Democratic strongly against. Both bills had Republican support in the state assembly and Democratic opposition. 

"Yes" votes for both measures were in the lead in nearly every county that former president Trump won in 2020 and a number of counties that former president Joe Biden won, among the places that had reported their votes when the races were called.

At the time of the call, all 29 counties had "Yes" votes for Question 2, while 23 of those counties had "Yes" votes for Question 1, surpassing Trump's 2020 total.

To no one's surprise, the "Yes" camp had a significant lead in the counties that Trump had the support of while the "No" camp had the support of Biden. However, in districts that lean Democratic, proponents of the measures were able to make substantial gains

 In counties that Biden won in 2020 by a margin of 50% to 60%, proponents of both measures were in the lead when the contests were called. In counties that Biden won with 60% to 70% of the vote, Question 2 also had a higher statewide lead.

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