Wisconsin Democratic primary, 2004

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Wisconsin Democratic primary, 2004
Wisconsin
← 2000 February 17, 2004 (2004-02-17) 2008 →
  John F. Kerry.jpg John Edwards in Portsmouth (cropped) 2.jpg
Candidate John Kerry John Edwards
Home state Massachusetts North Carolina
Delegate count 32 26
Popular vote 328,358 284,163
Percentage 39.6% 34.3%

The 2004 Wisconsin primary took place on February 17, 2004 as part of the 2004 United States Democratic presidential primaries. The delegate allocation is Proportional. The candidates are awarded delegates in proportion to the percentage of votes received and is open to registered Democrats only. A total of 72 (of 87) delegates are awarded proportionally. A 15 percent threshold is required to receive delegates. John Kerry won the primary with John Edwards coming in second.

Results[edit]

United States presidential primary election in Wisconsin, 2004[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Democratic John Forbes Kerry 328,358 39.6% 32
Democratic John Reid Edwards 284,163 34.3% 26
Democratic Howard Dean 150,845 18.2% 14
Democratic Dennis Kucinich 27,353 3.3% 0
Democratic Al Sharpton 14,701 1.8% 0
Democratic Wesley Clark 12,713 1.5% 0
Democratic Joe Lieberman 3,929 0.5% 0
Democratic Lyndon LaRouche 1,637 0.2% 0
Democratic Carol Moseley-Braun 1,590 0.2% 0
Democratic Richard Gephardt 1,263 0.2% 0
Totals 100.00% 72
Voter turnout  %

Analysis[edit]

Although Kerry was gaining momentum, he won Wisconsin with just 39.6% of the vote and won with a margin of slightly over 5%. Edwards did very well in the state, winning several counties and even won Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. Edwards reached 40% in 5 counties, and Kerry did win a majority of the counties in the state. One of Kerry's keys to victory was winning the heavily populated and the county with the highest turnout, Milwaukee County, with 40% of the vote.

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