Wisconsin voters face a recall tangle

  • Article by: RICHARD MERYHEW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 3, 2012 - 12:05 AM

"Protest" candidates - called "fake" by Democrats - muddy the elections.

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roymercerMay. 3, 1212:06 AM

What kind of voter shows up at the polls knowing nothing about the candidate he/she intends to vote for? If Wisc Dems are that stupid, they reap what they sew.

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guessagainMay. 3, 12 5:42 AM

The republicans will do anything to steal this election, including trying to confuse voters when the GOP has nothing to offer them. Walker has NOT balanced the budget, has stolen federal money from the taxpayers and has the worst job creation record of all 50 states. (I should say job LOSS as most of the other states have actually ADDED jobs.) No wonder Wisconsinites want him out of there. they deserve better.

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reidMay. 3, 12 5:55 AM

On the other hand, if Wisconsin would clean up it's laws to allow recalls because of a few serious reasons, this whole expensive mess would have been avoided. What's wrong with following the 2 and 4 year cycle of holding elections rather than attempting to recall if someone holds a political opinion different from yours? Most states have that clearly stated, when is Wisconsin going to join the rest of the US with some similar law. The amount of money being spent on this farce is enormous. The more spent, the more the spenders want in political favors returned.

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awshucksMay. 3, 12 6:27 AM

re: "if Wisconsin would clean up it's laws to allow recalls because of a few serious reasons" -- Launching class warfare against the working class isn't a "serious" reason?

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ranger78May. 3, 12 6:40 AM

The Dems call it a cynical move. That's exactly what the entire recall effort is. One big, toddler stamping their feet, cynical move.

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banbigotsMay. 3, 12 6:41 AM

Interesting that Wisc repubs aren't complaining about all the out-of-state money that's being donated to Scott Walker to fight the recall.

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norway2010May. 3, 12 7:00 AM

The GOP is giving the rest of the country a lesson what's wrong with politics. Remember this come November. Stop voting against your own self-interest!

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elind56May. 3, 12 7:17 AM

roymercer said: "What kind of voter shows up at the polls knowing nothing about the candidate he/she intends to vote for?"------------------------------In a typical election, I'd say that applies to at least half of 'em.

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twinsajsfMay. 3, 12 7:31 AM

Wow. Obviously, there is a percentage of voters on either side that simply "drink the kool-aid" of their party and vote accordingly, no matter what. But for any independent, reasonably intelligent person with even the slightest moral compass, how could they vote in support of this kind of blatant, in-your-face intent to deceive. I mean, they are just flat-out saying, as an earlier poster seemed to understand, that "we think voters are just too stupid to sort things out and vote for the person that ultimately represents their interests, and we plan to take full advantage of this stupidity to ensure a victory for our party." Wow.

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lesr6214May. 3, 12 7:56 AM

Fake Candidates...its unethical, its wrong and you know it.

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