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Recall vote is judgment day for Wisconsin governor
June 5th, 2012
04:00 PM ET

Recall vote is judgment day for Wisconsin governor

Tune in to JKUSA tonight at 6pm ET/5pm CT. we'll talk to Maryland Democratic Mayor Martin O'Malley about his endorsement of Governor Walker's opposing candidate, Democrat Tom Barrett.

(CNN) – Wisconsin voters inundated by advertising and door-to-door canvassing began delivering their judgment Tuesday on whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican hero for pushing austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions.

Both Walker and his opponent, Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, cast their ballots Tuesday morning in an election expected to hinge on which side does a better job of motivating its supporters to vote.


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Filed under: Elections • Wisconsin
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  1. wayne

    CNN John King and panel missed one very important issue with regards to recall of WI Gov Scott Walker. The unions did give into concessions for health care and retirement funds! Walker went on taking there barganing rights AWAY!

    June 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  2. Lark Zonka

    Am hearing from Democrat friends in Milwaukee that numerous polling places "ran out" of voter registration forms. And if you can't register, you can't vote. If this is true, CNN premature in calling the election for Walker. I encourage your organization to investigate & report on these allegations.

    June 5, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
  3. Debbie

    I think public workers should fight for every penny they can get. I worked for the Dept. of Social Services for 25 years. Very few make it that long. The turnover rate has been historically huge. It is a tough, thankless job. The local community hates you because you work at the "welfare dept.". Applicants hate you because you have to deny benefits. Recipients hate you because they think you are withholding benfits and they aren't getting enough. The county board of suupervisors hate you because they would rather spend that money elsewhere. You are bombarded from all directions. This is not unique. There are never enough workers and caseloads per worker are so large to be nearly unmanageable. I and my fellow workers routinely worked well over 40 hours a week without added pay. Check out the average salary of a local county social service worker.

    June 6, 2012 at 7:08 pm |