Despite the liberal narrative that Wisconsin's voter ID laws were actually designed to suppress voters, the Badger State is projected to have its highest voter turnout in a primary election since 1980. At least 40 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot in today's election. Despite the large number of people who turned up to vote, lines have been reportedly quite manageable and there have been no "major issues" reported.
Wisconsin is projected to have its highest turnout in a presidential primary since 1980, but that hasn't translated into problems at the polls.
The state elections board projects turnout at 40 percent of eligible voters.
Board spokesman Mike Haas says clerks around the state had reported a busy pace but manageable lines throughout the day. The state is holding just its second election since voters were required to show photo identification, and Haas says his office hadn't heard of any major issues.
Neil Albrecht, executive director of Milwaukee's election commission, said wait times in the state's largest city didn't exceed 30 minutes even during peak voting. Albrecht estimated the city would have four to five times the same-day voter registration it had for the primary four years ago.
As for what could be causing this turnout, consider this exit poll that shows that a majority of Republicans are frightened at the concept of a Trump presidency:
A majority of Wisconsin GOP primary voters would be concerned or scared if Trump was elected pic.twitter.com/BfEHy075SM— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) April 6, 2016