Former Wisconsin State Senator (D) Wins Recall Election

  • creature

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    Jun 12, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    The Racine, Wis. County Clerk's office declared former state Sen. John Lehman the winner of a recall election, swinging control of the Senate to the Democrats unless his Republican opponent, Sen. Van Wanggaard, asks for and wins a recount.

    The final vote totals in the June 5 election were 36,351 for Lehman and 35,517 for Wanggaard.

    Wangaaard's campaign told Mount Pleasant Patch that the senator will decide whether to contest those totals on Friday. Patch notes that he would have to pay for a recount, since the margin of victory was greater than 0.5 percent.

    If Lehman indeed prevails, then Democrats will have a 17-16 edge in the Wisconsin senate.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/12/john-lehman-wisconsin-recall-election-state-senate_n_1590349.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

    Even though Scott Walker won his elections, at least now he'll be forced to compromise
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    Jun 12, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    All the shrieking we heard from the RJ Repubs on election night about what a huge overwhelming victory the WI recall election was for them - turned out to be WAY over the top.
  • jock_1

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    Jun 13, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    Hooray for the democrats, they won a senate seat in Wisconsin!!!....too bad they wont be voting on anything. The republicans will flip at least 3 seats in the November election for the state senate. It should be 20-15 majority republican by the time the first session starts in January.

    Time to get the reforms rolling again
  • rnch

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    Jun 13, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    jock_1 saidHooray for the democrats, they won a senate seat in Wisconsin!!!....too bad they wont be voting on anything. The republicans will flip at least 3 seats in the November election for the state senate....



    maybe they will....maybe they won't...
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    Jun 13, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    jock_1 saidHooray for the democrats, they won a senate seat in Wisconsin!!!....too bad they wont be voting on anything. The republicans will flip at least 3 seats in the November election for the state senate. It should be 20-15 majority republican by the time the first session starts in January.

    Time to get the reforms rolling again




    Your credibility is sketchy since your predictions about the recall election last week were wrong.

    FYI - its better to not make definitive predictions about elections.
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    Jun 14, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    jock_1 saidHooray for the democrats, they won a senate seat in Wisconsin!!!....too bad they wont be voting on anything. The republicans will flip at least 3 seats in the November election for the state senate. It should be 20-15 majority republican by the time the first session starts in January.

    Time to get the reforms rolling again




    Your credibility is sketchy since your predictions about the recall election last week were wrong.

    FYI - its better to not make definitive predictions about elections.


    My predictions? I predicted all along the taxpayers would keep Walker as the Governor and I called it Walker 53 Barrett 46, it was 53-46. I called all 4 senate seats to the republicans, I missed one, but they will gain 3 this November. What is sketchy about that since I predicted it long before the election? I was so sure about the Walker win I made JPtheBitch a bet and all he did was call me grade school and to put a gun to my head and pull the trigger. You wonder why people don't respond to the progressive liberal posts on here? because you really have nothing to say. You are all unhinged.
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    jock_1 said

    My predictions? I predicted all along the taxpayers would keep Walker as the Governor and I called it Walker 53 Barrett 46, it was 53-46. I called all 4 senate seats to the republicans, I missed one, but they will gain 3 this November. What is sketchy about that since I predicted it long before the election? I was so sure about the Walker win I made JPtheBitch a bet and all he did was call me grade school and to put a gun to my head and pull the trigger. You wonder why people don't respond to the progressive liberal posts on here? because you really have nothing to say. You are all unhinged.



    Jock_1, you are one smart cookie...and very astute. The hens think it's some sort of planned thing --- like they are really THAT important LOL...even most the liberal posters aren't responding to their threads. It's the same token few talking to themselves. Its actually quite hilarious!! They've managed to bore us to death to the point of disinterest. Who has the time to continuously beat your head against the wall
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said

    Jock_1, you are one smart cookie...and very astute. The hens think it's some sort of planned thing --- like they are really THAT important LOL...even most the liberal posters aren't responding to their threads. It's the same token few talking to themselves. Its actually quite hilarious!! They've managed to bore us to death to the point of disinterest. Who has the time to continuously beat your head against the wall
    I find this post hysterically funny.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 14, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said

    if you bothered to read the exit poll interviews, you would know that Walker didn't win because people like him---God knows they don't----but because the majority of voters shared my discomfort at the whole idea of recalling him. But for people like you, spin is everything.


    As to your childish bet, i didn't take it because I had no idea of the outcome. All i said that day was that polling had shown Barrett within a statistical margin of error of parity. Obviously, he was not, or else most of the voters made their minds up in the last couple of days, which is possible (and even likely).

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    Speaking of "Spin", J.P. --- funny how the exit polls are spot on in your eyes when it comes to how you think the people of Wisconsin voted Walker back in only because of their distaste for a recall (...sure didn't bother the people of California when they recalled, then voted out Gray Davis), but the polls were clearly inaccurate when showing Barrett's chances of winning. The fact is, Walker won a resounding victory, and the only accurate "spin" is that the people of Wisconsin were even happier with him the 2nd time they voted for him than they were the 1st time.
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    Jun 14, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    CuriousJockAZ said

    Jock_1, you are one smart cookie...and very astute. The hens think it's some sort of planned thing --- like they are really THAT important LOL...even most the liberal posters aren't responding to their threads. It's the same token few talking to themselves. Its actually quite hilarious!! They've managed to bore us to death to the point of disinterest. Who has the time to continuously beat your head against the wall
    I find this post hysterically funny.



    as so I, TM.



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    Jun 14, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    CuriousJockAZ said The fact is, Walker won a resounding victory, and the only accurate "spin" is that the people of Wisconsin were even happier with him the 2nd time they voted for him than they were the 1st time.

    I guess you didn't read the exit interviews. There is no evidence that they were 'happier' the second time around. There is every evidence that the process made people uncomfortable. It made me uncomfortable, and I'm about as liberal anti-Walker as they come.



    I guess if you want to put all that much credence in these so-called "exit interviews", knock yourself out. It stands to reason that, since they had to vote anyway, if the people of Wisconsin were all that upset with Walker, they would have voted him out. They did not. In fact, they voted for him in even greater numbers. I think the results speak far more than some alleged "exit interviews". We'll just have to see how things go in November, but wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Romney wins Wisconsin...and Ohio...and Florida. It could just as easily go the other way too though.
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
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    JPtheBITCH said
    CuriousJockAZ said The fact is, Walker won a resounding victory, and the only accurate "spin" is that the people of Wisconsin were even happier with him the 2nd time they voted for him than they were the 1st time.

    I guess you didn't read the exit interviews. There is no evidence that they were 'happier' the second time around. There is every evidence that the process made people uncomfortable. It made me uncomfortable, and I'm about as liberal anti-Walker as they come.



    I guess if you want to put all that much credence in these so-called "exit interviews", knock yourself out. It stands to reason that, since they had to vote anyway, if the people of Wisconsin were all that upset with Walker, they would have voted him out. They did not. In fact, they voted for him in even greater numbers. I think the results speak far more than some alleged "exit interviews". We'll just have to see how things go in November, but wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Romney wins Wisconsin...and Ohio...and Florida. It could just as easily go the other way too though.


    We're doing what we can here in Ohio. Of course, I don't know any democrats to convert.
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    JPtheBITCH said
    CuriousJockAZ said The fact is, Walker won a resounding victory, and the only accurate "spin" is that the people of Wisconsin were even happier with him the 2nd time they voted for him than they were the 1st time.

    I guess you didn't read the exit interviews. There is no evidence that they were 'happier' the second time around. There is every evidence that the process made people uncomfortable. It made me uncomfortable, and I'm about as liberal anti-Walker as they come.



    I guess if you want to put all that much credence in these so-called "exit interviews", knock yourself out. It stands to reason that, since they had to vote anyway, if the people of Wisconsin were all that upset with Walker, they would have voted him out. They did not. In fact, they voted for him in even greater numbers. I think the results speak far more than some alleged "exit interviews". We'll just have to see how things go in November, but wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Romney wins Wisconsin...and Ohio...and Florida. It could just as easily go the other way too though.


    And of corse the liberals will cite the exit polls which showed O-blame-a ahead of Romney in Wisconsin. They can wipe thier asses with thier exit polls. Romney now leads O-blame-a 47-44 in Wisconsin.

    Keep living in you delusional unhinged bubble world.

    YEEHAWWW!!! REFORM WISCONSIN !!!!