Election profiles

On Wednesday afternoon the Associated Press announced Joe Biden as the projected winner of Wisconsin. Biden is slated to receive the state's ten electoral college votes.

There is still no clear winner for who will live in the White House next year. The vote stands at 248 electoral votes for Biden with President Donald Trump with 214 electoral votes. 

Both campaigns are trying to get to 270 electoral votes and the Trump campaign has already signaled they will request a recount. He trails Biden by about 20,000 votes in Wisconsin.

It was clear on Tuesday night that Burnett County voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump. Unofficial vote totals reported by the County Clerk’s office show former Vice President Joe Biden received 3,569 votes and Trump got 6,461 votes.

Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) will keep his seat in Congress. He defeated Tricia Zunker (D-Wausau) for the second time this year. Tiffany received almost 90,000 votes more than Zunker. He won Burnett County with 6,496 votes compared to 3,499 for Zunker.

Tiffany spoke on his “decisive victory” at a campaign event in Minocqua with his family by his side.

“I’m really looking forward to working in Congress to get good things done for Northern and Western Wisconsin, but all of America,” Tiffany said. “I’m not going to vote to raise your taxes.”

Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) defeated incumbent Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset.) Over $1 million was spent by outside groups in this race. Stafsholt won 60% of the votes.

Schacthner conceded the race early Wednesday morning by calling Stafsholt and wished him the best in the State Senate.

“Today, tens of thousands of our neighbors voted for a Wisconsin that is more tolerant, thoughtful, and positive,” she said in a social media post. “I am hopeful that their vision can become a reality under the leadership of all those elected tonight.”

Burnett County will have the same representatives in the State Assembly. In District 28, incumbent Gae Magnafici (R-Dresser) defeated Kim Butler (D-Milltown). In Burnett County, Magnafici defeated Butler by almost 2,000 votes.

Butler commented on the race on Facebook Wednesday morning.

“The results were not what I’d hoped for, but I am deeply grateful for the support, kindness, and enthusiasm many of you have shown me,” Butler wrote. “Your generosity with your time and support were humbling.”

 In District 73, Nick Milroy (D-South Range) won the seat by just 139 votes. Challenger Keith Kern (R-Superior) won Burnett County with 2,470 votes compared to 1,755 for Milroy.

After the race Milroy thanked the voters for his re-election.

“The voters of the 73rd district have made their voices heard,” Milroy said. “I am honored to have won re-election and am incredibly grateful for your support and trust in me to be your voice for Northern Wisconsin in the State Assembly.”

The Kern campaign did not make an official statement on whether they would ask for a recount.