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LIVE THREAD: Voters go to the polls in Wisconsin's two final recalls - with links to live updates
Yahoo ^ | 8/16/11 | Brendan O'Brien - Reuters

Posted on 08/16/2011 9:43:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited 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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: holperin; recalls; simac; unions; voters; wi2011; wirch; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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To: GonzoGOP

I don’t see any of the networks carrying it. Not even cspan


141 posted on 08/16/2011 6:09:41 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Mama always told me if you cain't say something nice/use duct tape. Ever try to ducttape a keyboard?)
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To: Free Vulcan

Thanks! ;)


142 posted on 08/16/2011 6:09:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: Indy Pendance
Well said, Indy!

And yes, you ARE going to win this one!

143 posted on 08/16/2011 6:10:35 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: MestaMachine

Got it..thanks Mesta.


144 posted on 08/16/2011 6:11:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

BTW not tuned in either, would hope Fox would carry it. We know FR will!


145 posted on 08/16/2011 6:11:53 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Bump.


146 posted on 08/16/2011 6:16:16 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: ohioWfan

We’ve won every battle. Finally, we’ve had enough! More states are going to follow our model. Enough is enough. We aren’t going to be ruled by a small crowd anymore. Same as 2012. We’ve had it with the feds. All of you rinos are getting the pink slip. Americans are fed up with it all. Keep the rhetoric going. We’re seeing through it all.


147 posted on 08/16/2011 6:16:45 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: stevio

bump


148 posted on 08/16/2011 6:17:30 PM PDT by betsyross60
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To: Indy Pendance
Yes.......and we, in Ohio, are following right behind you.

THANK you!

149 posted on 08/16/2011 6:18:41 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:14PM CT
Wisconsin - 1 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 1%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 35 70%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 15 30%


150 posted on 08/16/2011 6:21:15 PM PDT by Stars&StripesNE
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To: caww

1st precinct of the nite:

State Senate - District 22 - General County Precincts

Kenosha 1/95

B. Wirch (Dem)
15 - 30%

J. Steitz (GOP)
35 - 70%


151 posted on 08/16/2011 6:21:26 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: All
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/scoreboard.php

Wirch (D) 30% 15 Steitz (R) 70% 35 1% reporting

152 posted on 08/16/2011 6:22:06 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (Write In Sarah Palin)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:14PM CT
Wisconsin - 1 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 1%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 35 70%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 15 30%


153 posted on 08/16/2011 6:22:43 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Mama always told me if you cain't say something nice/use duct tape. Ever try to ducttape a keyboard?)
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To: Free Vulcan

Thank you for the update!


154 posted on 08/16/2011 6:23:00 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: NormsRevenge
This is the REAL bus under the black facade....

155 posted on 08/16/2011 6:24:46 PM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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To: MissyMa

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:21PM CT
Wisconsin - 4 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 4%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 1,768 53%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 1,555 47%


156 posted on 08/16/2011 6:25:09 PM PDT by Stars&StripesNE
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To: Free Vulcan

If the numbers were the other way around the media wouldbe calling it for the DemonCrat.


157 posted on 08/16/2011 6:25:31 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: MestaMachine

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:21PM CT
Wisconsin - 7 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 4%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 444 56%
Simac , Kim GOP 350 44%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:21PM CT
Wisconsin - 4 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 4%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 1,768 53%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 1,555 47%


158 posted on 08/16/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Mama always told me if you cain't say something nice/use duct tape. Ever try to ducttape a keyboard?)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

That’s a little better sampling than the first number. :)


159 posted on 08/16/2011 6:26:32 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: All
Wirch (D) 47% 1,555

Steitz (R) 53% 1,768

4% reporting

160 posted on 08/16/2011 6:27:07 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (Write In Sarah Palin)
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