More Minnesota and Wisconsin voters went to the polls in 2012 then they did in 2008 to decide the presidential election. Preliminary numbers suggest that Minnesota had a turn out of about 76% while about 70% of Wisconsin voters went to the polls this year.

This is a new record for Minnesota as more than 135,000 additional voters made their voices heard during this election, Wisconsin did not break the record it set during the 2004 election.