9:55 PM MSNBC calls the race for Scott Walker.
While we wait … CNN exit polls show Obama crushing Romney in WI 54 to 42. The same poll shows the big race neck and neck, 50/50, Walker vs Barrett. But another exit poll showed Walker up 52 to 48. I’ll split the difference and guess Walker edges out Barrett by 2 points. How about you?
8:15 PM Central: polls are now closed in Wisconsin. In addition to the long shot recall of zillionaire wingnut darling Gov. Scott Walker, there are four WI senate seats and Lt. Governor up for grabs. If dems win a single senate seat, the state senate will flip and Walker’s agenda terminated. Until we get results here’s some links to other elections around the country.
Until the vote is official or I pass out from sheer fatigue. Polls close in a little over an hour. Word is turn out has been epic, on both sides of the aisle. If recent polling is to be believed, that gives Gov Shit for Brains Walker a slight edge:
(Daily Kos) — That’s not a typo. 119 percent. You know the wingnuts are already drawing up their conspiracy theories, but there is a simple explanation—Wisconsin allows same-day registration.
The early morning estimates were 80-88 percent. This is just mind-boggling, and obviously bodes well for Team Blue. On the other hand, the city clerks in conservative strongholds like Washington and Waukesha Counties are being more tight-lipped, simply talking about high turnout. Don’t be surprised if those counties also approach or exceed 100 percent voter turnout.
It also means in the event of a really close race or an upset by the democratic challenger Barrett, wingnuts have a built-in zombie lie to brace up their endless cries of voter fraud. But they’re already whining about fictional union conspiracies to bus in (black) voters from neighboring Detroit, Michigan, so another made up conspiracy is not a stretch.