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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]

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To: MestaMachine

Simac closing. Please, please, [lease.....


201 posted on 08/16/2011 6:56:38 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

Bang!


202 posted on 08/16/2011 6:57:11 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: cotton1706

Good news! Still very early.


203 posted on 08/16/2011 6:57:12 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Free Vulcan
J. Holperin (Dem) 	K. Simac (GOP) 
Total	37/166	

3,774 52%	    3,433 48%

204 posted on 08/16/2011 6:57:25 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: MestaMachine

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:53PM CT
Wisconsin - 53 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 32%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 7,286 55%
Simac , Kim GOP 5,944 45%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:53PM CT
Wisconsin - 17 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 17%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 7,522 55%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 6,199 45%


205 posted on 08/16/2011 6:58:01 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

C’mon Simac! She needed to close and she did!


206 posted on 08/16/2011 6:58:09 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: nbenyo
Another case of Republican primary voters saving the Democrat.

Republicans can be good at that.

When one of the talk shows she's been hyped on suddenly downplayed her chances today I figured it didn't look good.

207 posted on 08/16/2011 6:58:31 PM PDT by newzjunkey (sigh)
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To: Free Vulcan

Ouch, Simac getting whacked in Oneida!


208 posted on 08/16/2011 6:59:13 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: Free Vulcan
State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:53PM CT
Wisconsin - 53 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 32%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 7,286 55%
Simac , Kim GOP 5,944 45%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 08:53PM CT
Wisconsin - 17 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 17%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 7,522 55%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 6,199 45% v
209 posted on 08/16/2011 6:59:18 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: ohioWfan

“Another case?? What does that mean?”

The first recall district... the clearly weaker Republican won the primary and got trounced in the recall.


210 posted on 08/16/2011 6:59:58 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: MestaMachine

Races thus far coming in exactly opposite of predictions. Wirch might be toast, depending upon where returns are coming from.


211 posted on 08/16/2011 7:00:40 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: NormsRevenge

I go on record an say the GOP loses both these races. The last polls before the election had Simac and Stietz trailing by 14 and 13 points respectivly.


212 posted on 08/16/2011 7:00:45 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: GR_Jr.

I agree with GR...I’ll bet Rhinelander’s not in yet. Both Dems will win by double digits. Too bad.


213 posted on 08/16/2011 7:02:52 PM PDT by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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To: Hunton Peck

Charles Sykes
@SykesCharlie Charles Sykes
Holperin far exceeding expected performance in Dem areas. Ugly out by Fielder.. Caught in rundown btween 3rd and home.
56 seconds ago via Twitter for iPhone


Sykes is Tweeting from the Brewers game. His attention may not be undivided....


214 posted on 08/16/2011 7:03:02 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: GonzoGOP

Simac is on a thin thread. She needs a miracle.


215 posted on 08/16/2011 7:03:02 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: GR_Jr.

Well, there you go. We’ll stop watching now./s


216 posted on 08/16/2011 7:03:25 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
Simac is on a thin thread. She needs a miracle.

Unless there is a big GOP district out there that can give her a 1500 vote margin. I don't know the geography well enough to know what the districts still out mean.
217 posted on 08/16/2011 7:05:41 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: Keith

“Both Dems will win by double digits. Too bad.”

It’s all good though. We go the Unions to blow a pot full of money only to not pick up the majority they so badly wanted. That’s Less money in their pot for 2012 or a potential Scott Walker recall.


218 posted on 08/16/2011 7:06:42 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: Free Vulcan

How the Hell any rational person can sanction people vacating their job on the public payroll, allowing them to cash their paychecks, and then rewarding this behavior is beyond me. Especially at 9 percent unemployment.


219 posted on 08/16/2011 7:07:11 PM PDT by mwl8787
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http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/countyclerk/election_results/voteresult.phtml


220 posted on 08/16/2011 7:07:50 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: GonzoGOP

It`s easy to forget WI is still heavily D. Tonight`s numbers are a stark reminder.


221 posted on 08/16/2011 7:08:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: GonzoGOP; All

Me either. Anyone out there know how Langlade, Lincoln and Vilas counties lean? Those have quite a few precincts between them and none are reporting.


222 posted on 08/16/2011 7:08:33 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: MestaMachine
Simac Campaign watch party is actually watching the Brewer's game tonight. Not a good sign.

"10:04 PM
For the first time tonight, the LDI is projecting that Sen. Holperin will win re-election in the 12th district, on the back of his great performance thus far in Onieda County. Kenosha still remaining a mystery at this point, but the news from the 12th has to be promising given the relative liberality of the 22nd in comparison."

223 posted on 08/16/2011 7:09:03 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: nbenyo

The first recall, the stronger candidate, Nygren, failed to gather enough signatures to GET ON THE BALLOT. If he had managed to gather a whole 400 valid signatures, he would likely be the new senator.


224 posted on 08/16/2011 7:10:22 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: newzjunkey

Count seems to be slowing way down. Hasn’t changed for awhile now.


225 posted on 08/16/2011 7:11:18 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: MediaMole

What makes him a strong candidate if he can’t gather 400 signatures?


226 posted on 08/16/2011 7:11:31 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: MestaMachine

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 09:06PM CT
Wisconsin - 65 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 39%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 8,255 55%
Simac , Kim GOP 6,823 45%

State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 09:06PM CT
Wisconsin - 18 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 18%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 8,745 55%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 7,170 45%


227 posted on 08/16/2011 7:12:10 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

Charles Sykes
SykesCharlie Charles Sykes
Sources: Delinquent tax issue really killed Simac. GOP needs to work on candidate recruitment and vetting.
1 minute ago


228 posted on 08/16/2011 7:12:43 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: Hunton Peck

Dayum!


229 posted on 08/16/2011 7:13:54 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: Truthsearcher
What makes him a strong candidate if he can’t gather 400 signatures?

He had no arrests, or baggage. His failure to gather 400 valid signatures was sheer over-confidence and laziness.

230 posted on 08/16/2011 7:13:57 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: JPG

Thanks for the report on The Usurper’s daily insult to the Constitution.

I hope he keeps his Grim Reaper Tour far away from here.


231 posted on 08/16/2011 7:14:01 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: Hunton Peck
Some closure for Simac, but she is running out of districts. We need to see a big move before 50% to keep this interesting.

State Senate - District 12 - General
August 16, 2011 - 09:09PM CT
Wisconsin - 70 of 166 Precincts Reporting - 42%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Holperin , Jim (i) Dem 10,985 54%
Simac , Kim GOP 9,293 46%


State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 09:09PM CT
Wisconsin - 18 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 18%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 8,745 55%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 7,170 45%

232 posted on 08/16/2011 7:15:05 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: All

http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/countyclerk/election_results/voteresult.phtml

Robert W. Wirch (DEM) 15302 57.65
Jonathan Steitz (REP) 11200 42.2
Write-in 40 0.15

The DEMs are going to win both of these.


233 posted on 08/16/2011 7:15:21 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: Shelayne

~placemarker~


234 posted on 08/16/2011 7:15:41 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: freedomwarrior998

I smell something.


235 posted on 08/16/2011 7:17:16 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: GonzoGOP
From the Kenosha county site. Steitz is getting whacked:
Candidates	Votes	%
Robert W. Wirch (DEM)	15302	57.65
Jonathan Steitz (REP)	11200	42.2
Write-in	40	0.15

236 posted on 08/16/2011 7:17:31 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: Shelayne
Big jump on the 22nd
State Senate - District 22 - General
August 16, 2011 - 09:11PM CT
Wisconsin - 26 of 100 Precincts Reporting - 26%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Steitz , Jonathan GOP 10,872 51%
Wirch , Bob (i) Dem 10,507 49%
237 posted on 08/16/2011 7:17:50 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: All

The AP results are WAY behind the individual County Results. The RAT has almost a 5,000 vote lead in the half of Kenosha that is in. That’s more than enough to put him well in the lead overall.

These two races are over. Filthy RAT drones keep the fleabaggers in.


238 posted on 08/16/2011 7:17:56 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: GonzoGOP

This appears to be a switch — WTMJ

Senate Dist. 22 Recall REPORTING 51%
Bob Wirch (D) (inc) 17,380
55%
Jonathan Steitz (R) 14,063
45%


239 posted on 08/16/2011 7:18:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Free Vulcan

46 out of 95 precincts reporting...


240 posted on 08/16/2011 7:18:10 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“His failure to gather 400 valid signatures was sheer over-confidence and laziness. “

Which makes him a good candidate how? People who fail on the small stage don’t suddenly become successful on the bigger stage, they tend to fail even more spectacularly.


241 posted on 08/16/2011 7:18:50 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: TribalPrincess2U

What you smell is the City of Kenosha, a reliably RAT cesspool. The AP results are just reporting behind the County results.

The RAT is going to win, and win big because of the RAT voters in that city.


242 posted on 08/16/2011 7:19:24 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: freedomwarrior998

The GOP blew the race in the 12th. Sheer incompetence.


243 posted on 08/16/2011 7:19:55 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Free Vulcan
No matter who wins, Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies will retain control of the legislature.

At least that's something to be grateful for.

244 posted on 08/16/2011 7:20:00 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Damn.. turns out neither of these is even going to be close.. too bad..


245 posted on 08/16/2011 7:20:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The AP finally caught up with the County results. There aren’t any GOP area’s left. Everything outstanding is in the more RAT areas of Kenosha county. This is over.


246 posted on 08/16/2011 7:20:37 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: Free Vulcan

Wow. This sucks.


247 posted on 08/16/2011 7:20:52 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: afraidfortherepublic

70% reporting in District 22. This does not look good.

RESULTS as of Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 at 09:19 pm CDT
Election Home
Senate Dist. 22 Recall REPORTING 70%
Bob Wirch (D) (inc) 18,017
56%
Jonathan Steitz (R) 14,340
44%


248 posted on 08/16/2011 7:21:04 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mwl8787

That’s what you get when you run candidates who don’t fit the district.


249 posted on 08/16/2011 7:22:39 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I can’r watch anymore. Talk about a let down...


250 posted on 08/16/2011 7:23:40 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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