Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall vote

  • Article by: JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 6, 2012 - 7:53 AM
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celtinminJun. 4, 12 2:26 PM

Wisconsin news outlets are reporting many, many, many busloads of union supporters ("professional voters") arriving from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and Indiana. Walker should worry. Apparently all these thousands of arriving union people are allowed to vote.

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spongebobJun. 4, 12 2:39 PM

"Polls show Walker with a small lead over Democrat Tom Barrett" SMALL lead? 7% lead in the days prior to an election is anything but small! Instead of them saying "small", why didn't the unbiased reporters give the actual numbers? (sigh...)

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stolaf80Jun. 4, 12 2:52 PM

Unions keep pushing elections until they win. This is no different. The phony surprise over Walker's Union stance was the cover Big Labor used to get the recall launched. If it wasn't that, it would have been some other perceived or invented slight. The Unions have put so much into Wisconsin I will be very surprised if Walker wins.

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blatherskiteJun. 4, 12 3:07 PM

"7% lead in the days prior to an election is anything but small" ---- Latest PPP Poll: Walker: 50, Barrett: 47 3% close enough for you? Seems to be within the margin of error. I think it's reported right as a "small" lead.

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endothermJun. 4, 12 3:53 PM

There really aren't any more undecided voters in this election, so it is pointless to make comments hoping to win over one side or the other. If I lived in Wisconsin, I wouldn't want a governor who hides in an ideological bunker, refuses to meet with independents or average votes, is incapable of working with political opponents and receives most of his support from big money donors from out of state. We get enough of that here with Michele Bachmann. So, good luck Wisconsin! I hope that your government gets better.

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sternitzkyJun. 4, 12 4:06 PM

I can't wait for tomorrow, I'll get up, shower, have a cup of coffee, head out my polling place and vote. That is the power of our government, we the people.

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vlombardyJun. 4, 12 4:39 PM

Would be nice if 80% of eligible voters turn out, like they did in France. When somebody wins with 50% of a 50% turnout, the 25% hardly represents a mandate. But, then, if you don't vote you get what you deserve.

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donny01Jun. 4, 12 4:52 PM

Why is this election deemed so important? Someone will win with under 55% of the vote. Almost half will support the loser. It's not a mandate for anyone, and America is just as divided as ever. No matter who wins, the state remains divided and broken, just like the country.

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Mister_EJun. 4, 12 5:06 PM

Ignore the polls. The fact is, if the coalition that supported Obama in 2008 votes to unseat Walker, he's a goner. And not soon enough.

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stlaneJun. 4, 12 5:07 PM

Please every Wisconsin voter who believes in American values call or better yet pick up and deliver someone to the polls to vote. Onward Wisconsin. Union thugs and running, hiding representatives have no place in our Government.

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