Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Wisconsin flocks to the polls -Updated

Finally felt well enough to keep a long delayed dinner date tonight. Came home to reports of a massive voter turnout in Wisconsin. Record busting lines at the polls. Ballots running out. People staying in line, waiting for more ballots to arrive. Seriously. I'm almost teary from gratitude and pride in the good citizens of Wisconsin. This is what democracy looks like. Participation is everything.

Meanwhile, exit polls showing an even split on the recall and 12% of the vote is absentee. Unlikely we're going to get the results tonight.

Update: Apparently we've seen the worst exit polls since Kerry/Bush 2004. Eerily reminiscent. I'll have more to say tomorrow, but for now, as I just said on the twitter, losing sucks but winning is not as important as having shown up. Be proud Barrett voters. You made them work hard for it. And now we know some of their tricks.

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