Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Questions about requirements for Election Day Registration, poll workers improperly asking voters' ID and deceptive robocalls suggesting voters who signed petitions or voted in earlier elections did not have to vote again are among reported issues.
Hundreds of voters have called into the Election Protection Hotline during the Recall Election on Tuesday seeking information and reporting a number of problems at poll locations throughout the state, according to a press release from the Election Protection organization. More from the release: As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, Election Protection received 594 calls from the state of Wisconsin with polling place inquiries, questions about the residency requirements needed for Election Day Registration, poll workers improperly asking voters to present ID in order to vote, and deceptive robocalls suggesting voters that who signed petitions or voted in earlier elections did not have to vote today. Additionally, Election Protection received 519 calls …
Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker gathered on the footbridge over Highway 41/45 Monday, and organizers are planning to gather once again on election night.
On Monday, a group of Gov. Scott Walker supporters gathered on the footbridge over Highway 41/45 in Menomonee Falls. Organizers are planning another rally Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Walker backers waved signs as cars passed underneath the pedestrian bridge near Best Buy and Steinhafel's, which is accessed via the frontage road that joins Water Street. Monday's demonstration went without incident even though a Menomonee Falls police officer stopped out to the demonstration, according to one participant. That's a stark contrast to a similar demonstration held at the footbridge across Interstate 94 near North 72nd Street in Milwaukee where supporters were asked to vacate the bridge, and one 16-year-old boy was allegedly handcuffed by a Milwaukee …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Experts talk about the impact of polling, fundraising and turnout in the state's first-ever gubernatorial recall election.
This Tuesday will not only mark Wisconsin's first gubernatorial recall election, it will also mark the end of the most high-profile, expensive and politically-polarizing race this state has ever seen. Ever since Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his plans to eliminate most of the collective bargaining rights of public sector employees, the nation has turned its eyes to Wisconsin, of all places, as thousands protested on the Capitol, 14 Democratic senators left the state to stop the bill, recall elections were waged against six Republican senators and two Democratic senators, the results of a highly-partisan judicial election between Joanne Kloppenburg and David Prosser were reversed and recounted, and more than 900,000 signatures were collected …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker will be joined by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Friday afternoon for a grassroots rally at Sussex's Quad/Graphics.
On his tour throughout Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker will be stopping by Quad/Graphics in Sussex on Friday for a “grassroots rally.” Joined by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the two will start their rally at 2:15 p.m. at Quad. Both Gov. Walker and Gov. Haley visited the Miller Electric Manufacturing Company in Appleton earlier on Friday. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is also making his rounds on Friday. Former President Bill Clinton will be joining Barrett at 10 a.m. in Pere Marquette Park in downtown Milwaukee. Numbers from the most recent poll out of Marquette University Law School put Barrett seven points behind Gov. Scott Walker, 45 to 52 percent.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A closer look at the numbers in Tuesday recall primary indicates that many Republicans cast ballots in Democratic race for governor. If that's true, GOP turnout was much larger than it appears.
There were 614,511 ballots cast in the Republican primary for governor in 2010. That was a contested race between then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and former Congressman Mark Neumann. Walker, running nearly unopposed in Tuesday’s recall, received 626,538 votes. That’s nearly a 2 percent increase in Republican voters from 2010, despite just token opposition for Walker, and does not include crossover votes of Republicans voting in the Democratic primary (most likely for Kathleen Falk). To put the Republican turnout in perspective, Walker’s 626,538 vote total was equal to 91.4% of the total votes cast for all of the Democratic candidates and the Democratic protest candidate running as a Republican. In 2010, Milwaukee Mayor Tom …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Check out the replay of Patch's live recall primary blog from Tuesday night.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the special primary election for governor and four state Senate seats. Patch blogged live from the election and you can revisit our real-time coverage in this blog replay. And remember to stay with Patch over the next month as we continue to provide coverage of the historic recall election.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Here are the latest updates from the campaign trail in the upcoming recall elections.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Patch is providing regular updates on what's happening in the campaigns of those who want to be our next governor. Check back with this column throughout the day for the latest from the campaign trail. 2:25 p.m. Walker to be in Waukesha Election Night Gov. Scott Walker will criss-cross the state Election Day but end up in GOP country, Waukesha County. After campaign stops in La Crosse, Eau Claire and Green Bay, Walker will wait for results to come in at the GOP Waukesha Victory Center, 1701 Pearl St. in Waukesha. The event starts at 9:45 p.m., with Walker taking the stage at 10. 11:45 a.m.: Falk, Barrett on the trail Monday If you're having lunch in Kenosha today, there's a chance you could run into Barrett, as he's hitting three …
Tuesday is primary day in Wisconsin's recall elections. Patch has the information you need to head to the polls.
Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. It seems that rush-hour has yet to come at the Sussex Armory. Only 1,433 people have come out to vote thus far, meaning the after-work crowd is still waiting to hit the ballot boxes. However, when talking with residents outside the polling location, it seemed that citizens were all over the board. "I voted for Scott Walker because I think the recall is really stupid and a waste of money," said one woman. "I voted for Tom Barrett, of course," said another woman while exiting the Armory. And right after her, another woman told Patch who she voted for. "I voted for the guy right beneath Scott Walker," said a woman, referring to Arthur Kohl-Riggs. His name was beneath Scott Walker's on the ballot. With three very different …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
This is a list of places to be and things to do this week in Sussex. From the election to the Bugline meeting to prom, mark your calendars for a jam-packed week of activities.
It's your village, so make a difference! The Village Board will be meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the lower-level of Village Hall. Stop by the meeting and voice your concerns and comments about Sussex. Know of a problem around the village? Swing by the board and address it. After taking citizen comments, the board will also be going over various topics on its agenda. Patch has been dedicated to covering one of the most interesting elections the United States has ever seen, and come Tuesday, it'll get even more interesting. Voters will head to the polls to cast a ballot for the Democratic primary, narrowing down the election to a one-on-one race. Patch will be there doing complete coverage, but are you heading to the polls Tuesday? The …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Patch Editor Sarah Worthman sits down with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for one last quick chat before Tuesday's gubernatorial recall election primary.
On Tuesday, voters around Wisconsin will head to the polls in the recall primary election for governor. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, one of the top contenders for the Democratic nomination, sat down with Patch to talk about why he's running and what he sees as the key issues in the race. Related: Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk Chats With Patch