Article Image
News Link • Voting and Elections

Getting Rolled in Wisconsin

•, by Andy Kroll
 The revelers watched in stunned disbelief, cocktails in hand, dressed for a night to remember. On the big-screen TV a headline screamed in crimson red: "Projected Winner: Scott Walker." It was 8:49 p.m. In parts of Milwaukee, people learned that news networks had declared Wisconsin’s governor the winner while still in line to cast their votes. At the election night party for Walker's opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, supporters talked and cried and ordered more drinks. Barrett soon took the stage to concede, then waded into the crowd where a distraught woman slapped him in the face.
Walker is the first governor in American history to win a recall election. His lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, dispatched her recall challenger no less decisively. So, too, did three Republican state senators in their recall elections.

1 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ed Price
Entered on:

The point being, again, that it is not he who votes that counts, but he who counts the votes.

Join us on our Social Networks:


Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network: