articles tagged "recall"

Future of Progressives in Wisconsin and the Nation

Thursday, 14 June 2012 | A Public Affair

Allen interviewed editor of The Progressive magazine Matt Rothschild. After the victory of Scott Walker and Conservatives on June 5th, Allen and Matt discussed the missteps in the recall efforts and the future of Progressives in the state. “Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive magazine, which is one of the leading voices for peace and social justice in this country. Rothschild has appeared on Nightline, C-SPAN, The O’Reilly Factor, and NPR, and his newspaper commentaries have run in the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, the Miami Herald, and a host of other newspapers. Rothschild is the host of “Progressive Radio,” a syndicated half-hour weekly interview program” -The Progressive To read more about The Progressive magazine: http://www.progressive.org/ To listen to the interview: more »

No Major Voting Fraud, Says DOJ

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 | ioby

As of 3pm, Department of Justice spokesperson Dana Brueck says election monitors across the state reported no major voting fraud issues. Some Irregularities Some people were turned away. The League of Women Voters Wisconsin, a non-partisan non-profit tracking election issues, says some Wisconsin students had a hard time voting. LWV’s Carolyn Castore said they’d gotten over 200 calls from students by 5pm today. The Capital Times is reporting that student turnout is much lower than in other wards. The problems cropped up in places like Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, areas with large student populations. more »

Polls “Swamped”

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 | ioby

In an election most analysts say comes down to voter turnout, wards across the state have reported high turnout today. Dane County Clerk Karen Peters called turnout “just wild,” and Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl said, “We’re swamped.” At 5:20pm, Witzel-Behl said she ordered more ballots printed. Milwaukee had to call in extra poll workers. High Voter Turnout In Dane County The official forecast for voter turnout statewide was 60 to 65 percent of eligible voters, which the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s elections guru, Craig Gilbert, called “a more or less insane figure.” Estimates for Dane County range between 80 to 88 percent of registered voters, according to Peters. Madison’s turnout was projected to be over 100 percent of registered voters in some wards, according to Witzel-Behl, indicating eligible voters registering for the first time. Some Voters Turned Away The League of Women Voters Wisconsin, a non-partisan non-profit tracking election issues, says some Wisconsin students had a hard time voting. LWV’s Carolyn Castore said they’d gotten over 200 calls from students by 5pm today. The Capital Times is reporting that student turnout is much lower than in other wards. The problems are cropping up in places like Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, which have a lot of students. more »

Miss the first Governor’s Debate?

Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Molly Stentz

You can watch it here, courtesy C-SPAN: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/306125-1 The second and final debate is tonight at the Marquette University Law School, home of the MU Poll, one of the most frequent public opinion polls conducted during this election. You can watch tonight’s debate at 9PM on Milwaukee station WISN or Madison station WKOW, Channel 27. It will be rebroadcast on C-SPAN Friday night at 7pm. more »

Recall Election June 5th

Friday, 25 May 2012 | Molly Stentz
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Wisconsin will hold a special Recall election on Tuesday, June 5th, for Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and 4 State Senators. WORT will broadcast live election news beginning at 8pm. Tune in to 89.9 FM Tuesday, June 5th, from 8-11 PM for live coverage of this historic event. more »

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