While President Barack Obama won the electoral votes from Wisconsin with a healthy margin, the race was much closer in the northwoods.
Challenger Mitt Romney actually received more votes in Taylor, Oneida, Langlade and Marathon Counties. President Obama added to his lead in Forest, Price, and Lincoln Counties. He received 99 more votes in Lincoln County. Proving that every vote can count, Obama lead Romney by just 3 votes in Price County.
The partisan divide was the same for the Northwoods in the well-covered Tammy victory over Tommy. Republican Tommy Thompson received more votes in Taylor, Oneida, Langlade and Marathon. Eventual winner Tammy Baldwin mirrored Obama’s strength in Lincoln, Forest and Price.
Despite the Democrats leading two of the national races in those counties, Republican Representative Sean Duffy received a majority of votes in nearly his entire district. Duffy was challenged by Pat Kreitlow.