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by Aricka Flowers
2:09pm
Mon Aug 15, 2011

Tuesday's Wisconsin Recall Election To Provide Insight Into 2012

Wisconsin voters in two Senate districts will head to the polls tomorrow to vote in recall efforts against two Democratic legislators who left the state seeking refuge in Illinois as a means to delay a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union bill, which strips public workers of most of their collective bargaining rights.

Last week, Democrats won in two of the six recall elections on Republican state senators, which was one shy of the three victories needed for Dems to take control of the Wisconsin Senate. Because of this, tomorrow's recall election will make less of a difference in the control of the Wisconsin state Senate and will instead act as more of an indicator of what the 2012 election cycle could look like as well as how a formal effort to recall Gov. Walker would be received by Wisconsin residents.

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by Aricka Flowers
2:24pm
Thu Aug 4, 2011

Wisconsin Recall Election Is Tuesday, Illinois Residents Asked To Help GOTV

As Wisconsin’s recall elections enter the final stretch, there are strong indications the nasty tone of these races may be a harbinger of next year’s national elections; especially here in Illinois where political experts say two of the nation’s hottest congressional races will play out.

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by Aricka Flowers
11:18am
Wed Aug 3, 2011

Wisc. Dems Say Koch Brothers Engaging In 'Scheme To Suppress Votes'

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin filed a complaint (PDF) with the Government Accountability Board alleging that Koch the brothers-funded, Americans for Prosperity political action committee is trying to suppress Democratic votes in the upcoming Republican recall elections.

Politico originally reported that Americans for Prosperity sent out absentee ballots to two districts in the Senate recall election with a printed deadline date of "before August 11." But in reality, the deadline for absentee ballots is tomorrow, August 4. The election is August 9.

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by Aricka Flowers
10:07am
Wed Jul 13, 2011

Wisconsin Recall Voters Reject “Fake” Democrats

Six GOP state Senators will face a recall election next month, opposed by a slate of Democrats that won Tuesday’s primary in which Republicans slated “fake” Democrats as part of their campaign to confuse voters and create chaos in Wisconsin polling places.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Tuesday’s results have created a showdown in next month’s General Election and the outcome may well determine the future of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial legislative agenda and his control of the state legislature.

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by Aricka Flowers
1:19pm
Wed Jun 1, 2011

Wisconsin Recall To Include Six GOP Senators

Election officials cleared the way for three additional GOP state senators to face voters this summer in a Wisconsin Recall election as the future of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial political agenda hangs in the balance.

Three Republicans cleared for a runoff election are Sens. Alberta Darling of River Hills; Robert Cowles of Green Bay and Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls. Last week, election officials placed three other GOP Senators on the ballot: Randy Hopper of Fon du Lac; Dan Kapanke of La Crosse, and Luther Olsen of Ripon.

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