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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: Free Vulcan

...and so it begins.

I hope this is the trend for the evening! :)

Thanks for posting!


161 posted on 08/16/2011 6:28:04 PM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Well, it’s official then.


162 posted on 08/16/2011 6:28:17 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Well, it’s official then.


163 posted on 08/16/2011 6:29:00 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:23PM CT
Wisconsin - 8 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 5%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 546 56%
Simac , Kim GOP 424 44%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:23PM CT
Wisconsin - 6 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 6%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 1,839 53%


164 posted on 08/16/2011 6:29:24 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: caww

State Senate - District 12 - General

J. Holperin (Dem)
444 56%

K. Simac (GOP)
350 44%

Total 7/166

State Senate - District 22 - General
County Precincts

B. Wirch (Dem)
1,555 47%

J. Steitz (GOP)
1,768 53%

Total 4/100


165 posted on 08/16/2011 6:29:52 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:23PM CT
Wisconsin - 8 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 5%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 546 56%
Simac , Kim GOP 424 44%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:23PM CT
Wisconsin - 6 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 6%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 1,839 53%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 1,615 47%


166 posted on 08/16/2011 6:30:48 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: MestaMachine

August 16, 2011 - 08:26PM CT
Wisconsin - 9 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 5%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 570 56%
Simac , Kim GOP 444 44%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:26PM CT
Wisconsin - 7 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 7%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 2,366 54%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 1,993 46%


167 posted on 08/16/2011 6:31:28 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: All

BUMP for later reading...


168 posted on 08/16/2011 6:32:12 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Danae

Any exit polling?
+++++++++++++
I haven’t seen any.


169 posted on 08/16/2011 6:32:25 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (w)
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To: livius
That bus - what an awful, ominous sight. Doesn’t Bambi understand symbolism? Or is this perhaps really the message he wishes to project?

There are actually two iterations of the Obamabus, identical except for color. The one seeing in most photos is black (anarchist) and the other one is red (communist).

He and his handlers understand symbolism.

170 posted on 08/16/2011 6:32:53 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Free Vulcan

How long do you think it will take before there is a definite trend?


171 posted on 08/16/2011 6:33:15 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: All

BUMP for later reading...


172 posted on 08/16/2011 6:33:15 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: ohioWfan

They picked Wisconsin as they’re hill do die on. It could have been Ohio. They’re losing the battle. I have no doubt Ohio would have done what WI did if they picked Ohio as their hill do die on. Unfortunately, we had to deal with it. But, we beat them back. I know Ohio would have too. They thought WI was easier. oops.....

Big Mistake.


173 posted on 08/16/2011 6:33:47 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: TheConservativeParty

Basically that if the SC ‘follows existing law’ they would affirm his health care mandate and if they didn’t follow the law they’d vote against it and he’d deal with that eventuality later.


174 posted on 08/16/2011 6:34:46 PM PDT by JPG (Yes She Can!)
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To: MestaMachine

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:29PM CT
Wisconsin - 12 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 7%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 836 59%
Simac , Kim GOP 580 41%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:26PM CT
Wisconsin - 7 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 7%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 2,366 54%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 1,993 46%


175 posted on 08/16/2011 6:34:51 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: MestaMachine

7 percent is enough to establish a trend. Looks like we get one back.

54-46 is a pretty substantial lead.

If it shifts, it’ll do it in the next 15 or so percent.


176 posted on 08/16/2011 6:35:27 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: MestaMachine
If they're not carrying they don't expect any "news" out of this election.

Looks like a signal the GOP came up short.

Dems will see this as a "great victory" and act accordingly.

177 posted on 08/16/2011 6:35:34 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Wisconsin Vote Today: Kim Simac vs. fleebagger Holperin)
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To: JPG

Arrogant bastich! When I heard that I nearly swallowed my tongue!


178 posted on 08/16/2011 6:37:06 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

J. Holperin (Dem) K. Simac (GOP) 

1,294 56%	1,009 44%

Total	16/166	

B. Wirch (Dem) 	J. Steitz (GOP)

2,352 46%	2,782 54% 

Total	8/100	

179 posted on 08/16/2011 6:38:01 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: BenKenobi

No. It depends where those precincts are coming from. The more heavily GOP precincts might be reporting first.


180 posted on 08/16/2011 6:38:35 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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