Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WI makes history as 2 lawmakers recalled

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 Teamster-endorsed candidates scored victories in Wisconsin on Tuesday as they kicked two lawmakers out of office by recall election. A Republican incumbent apparently hung on to her state senate seat amid accusations of election tampering by a Republican county official.

The Democrats won in two strongly Republican districts that voted against Barack Obama in 2008. Jen Schilling beat Dan Hanky-Kapanke and Jess King defeated randy Randy Hopper. The losers had voted for Koch whore Gov. Scott Walker's plan to destroy unions.

In the third, Alberta Not-so-Darling narrowly edged out Sandy Pasch. However, Darling's victory depended on results from Waukesha County, where Clerk Kathy Nickolaus has a history of questionable behavior in counting ballots.  The tardiness of the results from Waukesha County added to suspicions about the integrity of the vote count.

Cowardly Rob Cowles hung on to his seat, as did Subsidy Sheila Harsdorf.
Luther Olsen beat Fred Clark. Control of the Senate remains in Republican hands unless the Darling victory is overturned.

More in the morning.