I may just do updates on today’s elections. Or I may get bored or drunk and give up. It’s a crapshoot, really.
I was voter number 108 in my Ward at 8:30 AM. There wasn’t much of a line though. In non-presidential races, I am sometimes barely over 100 at 6 PM.
The right wing radio liars are already shouting about fraud; perhaps they are more nervous than the right wing media has been portraying?
Even though a Heritage Foundation so-called expert can’t even cite a single case of voter fraud . Maybe he should start using James O’keefe’s fraudulent voting stunts as examples?
Regardless of Walker’s success or not, there is still a shitload of work to do. In some ways, I fear a Barrett upset would make liberals and union supporters sit back and figure the war is won, when it is just one more battle.
The Lite Gov is also being recalled, and I hope Mahlon Mitchell wins, even if Barrett doesn’t. Because it sounds quite like Turdwaffle is going to be indicted, and if he has to step down, teh Lite Gov steps up. While Kleefisch isn’t nearly the corporate toad that Turdie is, Mitchell would be miles better.
Finally, there are four more recalls happening today, of State representatives. I was quite disappointed that I didn’t get to vote for one, but my State rep is a good un. However, the Lege is currently split 16-16 (one guy retired and the seat won’t be filled until November) and even one pickup will put some brakes on the Koch rule of Wisconsin.
3 of the four seats are much more favorable than last summer’s recalls, and Lori Compas’ grassroots challenge of Fitzgerald is an inspirational David vs. Goliath story, regardless of the results.
Also, Charles Pierce.
Whew. Lo, I am weary. FATIGueD. Lonks, all those lonks. I shall have some lunch, or perhaps a drink.
EDIT1: Quite a turnout. High turnout in Milwaukee is essential for an upset.
And a picture for thunder, cuz he’needy.
EDIT 2: This is not an easy battle, and here’s why:
Someone VERY RICH, and VERY NOT-WISCONSIN , wants to keep Scott Walker in office. Why is that, you wonder? Because he is doing what is in THEIR Not-Wisconsin interests, not what is in the interest of Wisconsinites. Everything Scott Walker says is a lie.