So many elections in such a short time could have caused Wisconsin voters to burn out. But the opposite was true. While voter turnout nationally was lower Tuesday than it was in 2008, the number of Wisconsin voters who turned out increased by about 80,000.
Still, the elections took a toll on some people.
Rita Pincsak, 63, of Brookfield said political divisions caused her to break off friendships with people whose views weren't compatible with hers. And James Stanhope, 60, of St. Francis said he stopped answering his phone for the past two months to avoid robocalls.
"I've gotten sick and tired of it," said Stanhope, adding that the endless TV commercials were intolerable. "I mean, when you know ads by heart and they start playing in your head, you've had too much."
Associated Press writer Carrie Antlfinger contributed to this report.
Dinesh Ramde can be reached at dramde(at)ap.org.
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