Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD: Voters go to the polls in Wisconsin's two final recalls - with links to live updates
Posted on 08/16/2011 9:43:14 AM PDT by NormsRevengeEdited on 08/16/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Elections Results from the AP
August 16 Wisconsin recall election results from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
44EAGLE RIVER, Wis (Reuters) - Voters in two Wisconsin State Senate districts head to the polls on Tuesday in the last of nine recall elections triggered by the fight earlier this year over Republican-backed curbs on the union rights of public workers.
In Tuesday's two final special elections, Jim Holperin and Robert Wirch -- two Democrats who opposed the anti-union measure and even fled the state for weeks in an unsuccessful effort to prevent its passage -- are defending their seats.
Holperin seems to be in the tighter race. His rival is Kim Simac, founder of the Northwoods Patriots, a Tea Party group. Though Simac is a political novice, the district has leaned Republican in the three years since Holperin was elected.
No matter who wins, Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies will retain control of the legislature, where the battle over public workers' union powers was waged earlier this year with public protests, legislative maneuvering and court challenges.
With seven of the nine recalls over, Republicans have managed to keep control of the state senate -- 17 to 16 if they score no wins on Tuesday -- because Democrats failed to unseat three Republican state Senators in the key round of six GOP senate recalls last week.
There’s not much incentive on both sides now that control can’t change. But if I were to guess I’d say the Tea party has a bit of an edge as they are still ticked off over this BS and want to send a message.
ON WISCONSIN! You're a positive example for us all.
It would be SO wonderful if the Dems lost both of those seats! Millions and millions and millions of union dollars spent to overthrow the will of the majority, with no overall change.
Good grief, is that the Obamabus? The Debt-End Express?
A couple weeks ago I was reading that this shouldn not be much of a contest and the Dems should win easily. Now it looks like it tightened up. Not sure what the truth is about these races but hopefully the GOP picks off at least one to show how futile the union strategy was. This whole Wisconsin battle is giving me hope that we can fight back against the entrenched union/Dem/media power structure. After months of relentless lies and propaganda, Wisconsin voters are staying the course with reforms. If Walker can pull this off, he has a bright national future.
Folks, take a good hard look at that black bus. It is a fitting nightmare & reality of the collective state Obama wants to rule!!! The Devil (POTUS Obama) is onboard!!! Hitler, Stalin & the rest of the despots of this world, in the hereafter are supremely proud of their protege, the America Hater & Destroyer, POTUS Barack Hussein Obama!!!
That’s a bus? I thought it was a fuel storage tank.
Rush said on his radio show today that the Obama bus looks like a hearse.
Ewwww, is that barrys bus??? It looks like a coffin!
If we do take both, I think it will put a real hurt on plans to recall Walker..they won't find it so easy to get the funding for that effort..
Dang! Those polecats in Wisconsin are big!
Theres not much incentive on both sides now that control cant change.
We currently have a one vote margin and that one vote is a super RINO who is threatening to switch parties. That would give the Dems their third seat and the the unions would win after all.
We need to win at least one seat tonight or that RINO will control the Senate agenda one way or another.
You bet! Go Wisconsin! C’mon GOP voters in these two districts, get out & VOTE! Throw these 2 RATs out of office for running like cowards to Illinois and derelection of their oaths of office.
Let's take 1 or both of the elections back from the RAT bastard cowards. See how they like the shoe on the other foot when they are being petitioned & recalled.
PRAY that God will honor the efforts of patriotic men & women to throw the RATs out.
Yep.....you are so on the mark!!!! Wisconsin, the eyes of the nation are upon you. Voters in the two Democrat senator recall elections, get out and vote to defeat both Democrats. Remember, your votes are for your children, your freedom, your liberty, your opportunity, your great state of Wisconsin and our great republic, the United States of America. Defeat all Democrat traitors, their labor unions goons, their greedy teachers & public service unions, etc., starting with Barack Hussein Obama and his entire “dirt bag” ilk!!! The future of our nation is in your hands today!!!
COME ON WISCONSIN!!! Go Tea Party Go!!!
Now the Thug Unionistas are having to play defense.
The best part is, as soon as they lose even one, the Dimbulbs will have FAILED even more than they did last week!
Can any Freepers in Wisconsin tell us how the voter turnout is going in the two Senate districts???
First, this is an effort to remove representatives who fled the state in order to avoid doing their jobs, and secondly, it would be a huge psychological blow to the unions to have their two bought and paid for representatives recalled.
Some were saying yesterday that that WEAC announcement about laying off 40% of their workforce (LMAO, BTW!) would energize their base for today's elections. I think it would tend to demoralize them. We'll see....
That looks more like the transport that brought Shamu to Sea World.
Is Moochelle on board?
I was wondering that myself. It does look suitable for transporting wookies as well.
WI FReepers... does Simac have a realistic shot in this one? The other contest will be tougher as the Kenosha area is pretty hard-core union.
First thing I thought if, it looks life a suitable ground transport for a Sith.
Can any Freepers in Wisconsin tell us how the voter turnout is going in the two Senate districts???
Here is another thread that has an early first person account:
Two Democrats Face Recall Today, 16 August, 2011. Vote If You Can!(WI)
Remember Jumping Jim Jeffords? He held all the cards and changed history with his flip.
Let's hope we unseat at least one of the Fleebaggers.
Not to mention the security planes and/or helicopters covering this idiot
that has to spend more money trying to convince America it wasn’t ‘me’, it was ‘them’.
Actions speak louder then YOUR WORDS and those can’t be drowned out.
Go Tea Party!!!!
No president has had more security. He must be afraid of his disappointed voters.
I personally think he sold us all out so now the ‘new’ illegal voters are all he has left to brainwash for the next election.
Thanks for the link!
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Some long lines for voting in the city of Kenosha
Are we going to see the same coverage tonight by MSNBC as we did the night all the Republicans were up for recall? You know, Special-Ed Schulz live in person with the rabid crowd of bused-in, drooling public employee union lunatics behind him screaming every time the tote board is updated? Somehow, I am think not.
It’s a shame that only 2 of these fleabags who fled the state are up for recall. They should all be recalled.
I’m not a Wisconsonite, but I guess the others are in such safe districts they could have their heads up their ass and still be re-elected.
Good point all. I forgot about the rino that is wanting to switch. Him not switching yet...thing that plays in our favor or against us? Meaning voters will think like I did and just stay home since they don’t realize control is at stake?
Is him sitting on teh fence encouraging the rats to vote so he will flip? Or is it encouraging the conservatives to get out and vote?
Partly true, but also you can’t be recalled until you’ve served a year of the present term, so those Dems elected in November 2010 couldn’t be recalled.
On the bright side.....Obama’s Giant Funeral Hearse will pick you up in case of a fatal accident, at taxpayers’ expense..
I’ve visited a few Leftist sites just to gauge the pulse of the day and they all seem oblivious to the election today. I realize they’re probably not WI voters, but the “big” election last week seems to be throwing a lot of dumb Democorrupts off.
What a great inadvertent strategy for us.
Important to pick off a Democratic seat to send a message to the cowards who fled the state.
If so, it should prolly be in Breaking ?
If not, anyone know where the 'official' one is ?
On one of last week’s threads, someone said that one of the Republicans who avoided recall was at risk of switching parties. Is that a serious possibility?
Reminds me of the movie The Car!
Thanks for posting this.
I heard some firsthand reports from people in the north woods, I was making GOTV calls for Kim Simac. The turnout is huge, one person told me it was bigger than in presidential elections. I feel pretty good about Simac beating Holperin but I’m not going to be too confident until the results are in. There is no real voter fraud in the way up north in WI fortunately.
On the other hand. I heard a couple of second-hand reports from voters in Kenosha. The turnout is huge there too but I heard two reports that there were lots of cars with Illinois plates parked at the polling places.
Just one would be great!
Bumping the thread..
That's illogical. Aren't these all 2-year terms? If so, NOBODY has served a year, and none of last week's elections could have happened. Nor today's. Or am I off about the 2-year terms?
I do understand they can't recall Walker because of the one-year thing, but he's a Gov, not Sen.
Throughout today we've learned more details about the possibility that 'moderate' Republican Dale Schultz may bolt the GOP and join with the Democrats. He is under intense pressure from Senate Democrats to switch sides - in fact Schultz once was a Democrat. Schultz also was the ONLY Republican who voted against Gov. Walker's budget reform bill and then publicly criticized Governor Walker for his efforts to bring fiscal sanity to Wisconsin.
We learned today that Schultz even went to the Democrat Leader in the Senate and offered himself as a vote for them in the Senate.
This would be disastrous and would mean Democrats would be able to block Gov. Walker's agenda in Wisconsin. We can't let the Left win this way.
That's why we are going all out to win in the 2 RECALL campaigns against Democrats that take place next Tuesday. In fact, if we prevail in these two races the net gain for Democrats through this entire RECALL process will have been ZERO (0) seats. They will have spent more than $30 MILLION for nothing!
N/M. I see Senate has 4-year terms.