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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: 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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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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To: BenKenobi

It really matters just where the votes came from. If they came from Kenosha, Wirtz is in real trouble, if they came from Burlington, Wirtz will cruise.


181 posted on 08/16/2011 6:38:42 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: newzjunkey

Maybe not. Looking good for 1 so far.


182 posted on 08/16/2011 6:39:06 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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https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/wirecall
“TheKennedySmithKennedy Craig Smith
@
So if they’re losing & flee the state before the race is called, do they keep their seats?”

LOL!


183 posted on 08/16/2011 6:39:29 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: MediaMole

Wirch, not Wirtz, ya cheesehead idjut.


184 posted on 08/16/2011 6:40:02 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Free Vulcan
Name Party Votes Vote % Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 1,294 56%
Simac , Kim GOP 1,009 44%

10% in, not looking good. This was the one we were supposed to pick up. The other is still at 7% and we are up.
185 posted on 08/16/2011 6:40:19 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: MestaMachine

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:36PM CT
Wisconsin - 16 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 10%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 1,294 56%
Simac , Kim GOP 1,009 44%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:33PM CT
Wisconsin - 8 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 8%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 2,782 54%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 2,352 46%


186 posted on 08/16/2011 6:40:19 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: GonzoGOP

Only a 200 vote margin. It’s the vote margin, and it’s early so we shall see.


187 posted on 08/16/2011 6:43:11 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: GonzoGOP

Hard to say, don’t know how many votes are in those precincts v. the whole. Let’s hope they’re small. Mostly likely they are as the small ones tend to report first.


188 posted on 08/16/2011 6:44:53 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Do you know the nature of the precincts that are already in?


189 posted on 08/16/2011 6:45:42 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: GonzoGOP
10% in, not looking good. This was the one we were supposed to pick up. The other is still at 7% and we are up.

Another doom and gloom poster just like last week when we were going to lose control of the Senate. @ @!

190 posted on 08/16/2011 6:46:14 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:42PM CT
Wisconsin - 32 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 19%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 3,257 54%
Simac , Kim GOP 2,813 46%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:42PM CT
Wisconsin - 14 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 14%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 5,982 56%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 4,725 44%


191 posted on 08/16/2011 6:48:38 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

I thought Simac was the one more likely to win.


192 posted on 08/16/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Free Vulcan

J. Holperin (i) (Dem) 	K. Simac (GOP) 
Total	32/166	

3,257 54%	2,813 46%


193 posted on 08/16/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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From Twitter:

SykesCharlie Charles Sykes
Sources say Simac underperformed in Minocqua. Not a good sign. She won by 115.. Should have won by 300+
4 minutes ago


194 posted on 08/16/2011 6:50:36 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: KansasGirl

It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.


195 posted on 08/16/2011 6:51:10 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: Hunton Peck

“Sources say Simac underperformed in Minocqua. Not a good sign. She won by 115.. Should have won by 300+”

Another case of Republican primary voters saving the Democrat.


196 posted on 08/16/2011 6:52:24 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: Ballygrl

It would be interesting to compare last week’s thread with this and see if it’s the same people broadcasting doom and gloom.


197 posted on 08/16/2011 6:54:28 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: nbenyo

Another case?? What does that mean?


198 posted on 08/16/2011 6:55:12 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: MestaMachine

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:50PM CT
Wisconsin - 37 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 22%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 3,774 52%
Simac , Kim GOP 3,433 48%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:45PM CT
Wisconsin - 15 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 15%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 6,373 56%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 5,068 44%


199 posted on 08/16/2011 6:55:24 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: ohioWfan

Holperin/Simac

Now 52/48

Closing! 22% in


200 posted on 08/16/2011 6:55:28 PM PDT by cotton1706
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