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Area Voters Cast Ballots (April 7 results)


April 15, 2020

Voters in the Village of Cashton and Portland Township were among those who turned out last Tuesday to cast ballots in the presidential primary. They also were asked to put their mark on a few local races.

In the Village of Cashton it was a tight race for village board. Incumbent candidates Arnie Klinkner, Derek Dickman and Dustin Hundt were joined in a race for three seats by newcomer Annette Trescher. Just 13 votes separated the candidates, but in the end the incumbents won re-election. Dickman took the most votes with 146, while Hundt and Klinkner received 142, and 140 respectively.

The Cashton School Board remained unchanged. David Amundson and Sara Cook both ran unopposed.

Portland Township:

In the presidential primary Donald Trump had a good show of support in Portland Township with 101 votes. On the Democratic ticket, Joe Biden received 75 votes, Bernie Sanders 21, and Elizabeth Warren 1.

Republican Daniel Kelly, out-gained the Democratic challenger Jill Karofsky 109 to 89 in a Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

Portland voters voted overwhelmingly in favor of two referendum question on the ballot. 131 votes were cast in favor of strengthening victim rights compared to 48 who were opposed. The creation of a nonpartisan committee to tackle redistricting, 131 were in favor and 56 were opposed.

Village of Cashton:

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden finished with a slim lead of two votes over Republican President Donald Trump. Biden pulled in 83 votes, while Trump gained 81.

Cashton voters voted 111 to 98 in favor of supreme court candidate Jill Karofsky, over incumbent Daniel Kelly.

Ron Rader received 102 votes in a race for county board, edging out Jenny Schmitz who received 94 votes. County Board Supervisor seat overall result: Schmitz won with 237 votes. Rader received 191.


Jill Karofsky won a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court by winning over 55% of the votes. Karofsky received 856,315 votes. Daniel Kelly received 692,956.

The referendum on expanding victim’s right passed across the state with overwhelming support.


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