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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes received about 42,000 more votes than Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels.

Both Barnes and Michels lost their statewide races. Barnes lost to Republican incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson, and Michels lost to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. 

Current unofficial results compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel show Barnes has received 1,310,429 votes, compared to Michels’ 1,268,204. 

The margin between Barnes’ and Michels’ votes could change slightly as election officials conduct canvasses and complete the certification process, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 2022 Wisconsin Election Results

State of Wisconsin: Statement on Unofficial Results, Verification of Vote

Hope Karnopp joined Wisconsin Watch as a reporting intern in May 2022. She is a journalism major and is pursuing certificates in public policy and environmental studies at UW-Madison. Hope previously covered state politics as an intern for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She also works with the Daily Cardinal and hosts a radio segment about campus news for WORT-FM, which has been recognized by the Milwaukee Press Club.