Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett easily won a third term, earning 67 percent of the vote over State Senator Lena Taylor.
The election was marred by controversy, as the city, which normally offers 180 polling places, was reduced to five last week due to a shortage of poll workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
About 19,000 people came out to vote, and about 70,000 voted absentee. Many people have said publicly that they requested absentee ballots but never received them.
“I am so proud of the campaign that we ran,” Taylor said in a concession speech delivered by live video. “But let me also be clear. I saw the disenfranchisement that happened to people … for those who had to stand in line for hours, I saw you… I’m still your State Senator and we will continue to fight for voter rights.”