Dems Win Two In Wisconsin, But Is It Over?

 

It is hard to call the Wisconsin recall elections anything other than a win for Democrats.† No, Democrats didn’t flip the senate, winning two of the six recall elections.† But let’s put this in some perspective.

Today Wisconsin has two more Democratic women representative in Jessica King and Jennifer Shilling than it did yesterday.† Both women won in traditionally heavily Republican districts and both women defeated men who had advanced a political agenda destructive to Wisconsin women and families.

And the last race of the evening, the match up between Alberta Darling and Sandy Pasch had Republicans so worried that they gerrymandered Darling into a district she’d easily win in a 2012 election.

By the end of the night it was Waukesha county apparently putting Darling over Pasch.† Waukesha county is the same county that mysteriously “found” 7000 votes in the Wisconsin supreme court election, and already some officials are crying foul.† Could there be yet another Wisconsin recount?

The lesson in tonight: this is no sprint folks, it’s a marathon.† And Gov. Walker should be giving the possibility of a statewide recall some serious attention because these results show his seat is far from safe.

Official results from the recall election can be found here.

Photo from marctasman via flickr.

104 comments

Kimberly W.
Kimberly W.7 years ago

Now Walker says he wants to compromise-definitely NOT a case of better late than never. It shows he's scared and he should be. It was disappointing to not win 3 seats, but this clearly is not a victory for Walker and friends. The people of Wisconsin will be victorious and this hypocrytical, manipulative, self serving, Tyrant WILL be GONE SOON-clap, clap clap

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Albert H.
Albert Hoffman7 years ago

@ Rose
I never consider Tea Baggers to be uneducated, rednecks. That gives uneducated rednecks a bad name. I think gullible, self serving, corporatized and bitter usually fit though.

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Kathleen D.
Kathleen D7 years ago

For anyone looking to declare victory in Wisconsin, the information has been released. Numbers clearly show Pasch won at 59% over Darling and a fourth in one of the other precincts has been said to have won by a large point difference. The people of Wisconsin are going to be launching an appeal for an investigation.
Why is it that every election Republicans have to interject fraud? I guess we all know the answer to that already!

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Kathleen D.
Kathleen D7 years ago

The economic turmoil we are facing did not happen suddenly after Obama took office. Nor will it suddenly disappear, no matter who is in office. I find it amazing that some continue to beat the drums of the Koch Brothers and the tea-bags. We have a disaster looming here and unless those who love America, join together and push back against corporatists, our country may be lost. We already slid down a very slippery slope of middle class losing jobs to corporate out-sourcing, broken backs of unions, corruptions of elections. What are we going to do about it?

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James D.
James D7 years ago

Well, perhaps yesterday will cow him a little, particularly since he has more Progressives to deal with in the Legislature, but he has got to go and I think the People should have the pleasure of ousting Walker early so he should not resign (and, actually, he won't).

On to Ohio and beyond! Then, 2012! Vote Progressive!

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Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K7 years ago

I don't think he is fooling anyone in Wisconsin. If they did not recall for some reason, he would go right back to the real Walker.

Hopefully they can take him down, and also be a lesson to the other renegade governors who think they are little dictators, not elected representatives.

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Marianne C.
Marianne C7 years ago

If Scott Walker wants to do something for the good of Wisconsin, he'll resign now and save us the cost and trouble of recalling him in five months.

Yes, I do wish we'd won just one more seat in the Senate. But the truth is, progressives made advances, and the Teapublicans lost ground. A couple of the progressives who didn't win in heavily Republican districts still fought right down to the wire, and at least two of them were tentatively declared winners early on. To have that happen in traditionally Republican zones is nothing short of a miracle.

We have to keep hammering the message that ISSUES matter more than PARTY. You need to vote the issues, and not just throw away your vote on a candidate who is never gonna put your interests first.

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Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K7 years ago

Way too transparent, Walker is now saying that they don't need any more elections (meaning his own recall), that Wisconsin is tired of all the ads.

Someone better than I at this ran the numbers, they said if the election had been statewide, all the democrats would have won. This does not bode well for Walker.

Perhaps the real win will be that he will now actually try to get something done for the state, even if it is only to save his own skin.

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Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K7 years ago

Scott Walker is now suddenly ready to work with the democrats for "the good of Wisconsin".

quite a turn-around. This is what he should have been doing in the first place. It shows both that he now knows he does not have a fool-proof majority (2 of the republicans are critical of his actions), and also that he is concern about his own possible recall.

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Victoria M.
Past Member 7 years ago

thank you Rose for the apology :)

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