Even though she’s been long gone from the presidential sweepstakes, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann managed to get more than 6,000 votes Tuesday in the Wisconsin presidential primary.
She got 1 percent of the total vote with 6,054 , according to nearly complete unofficial results.
Her best percentage showings: Ashland County on Lake Superior in the northern part of the state; Buffalo County in the east, bordering Minnesota; and Menominee County, in the east central part of the state. She got 2 percent in those three counties.
Pretty much everywhere else, it was 1% or less.
And she beat Jon Huntsman, another former candidate still on the ballot, who had 5,133 votes, also managing 1%.
The Republican voters in Wisconsin who pay attention (or weren’t trying to make a statement) gave a handy victory to Mitt Romney.
With 44 percent of the vote, he easily beat the three remaining candidates still officially in the race: Rick Santorum, who had 37%; Ron Paul with 11%; and Newt Gingrich, 6%.