By the Left Coast Rebel
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Tonight's a big night for politics; I'm heading to my local polling station just down the street and will be live-blogging throughout the evening. If we're lucky here, maybe Right Klik will drop by and update this post as well.
|Cheeze or Union Thug Sleaze, Wisconsin?|
And that's good for America...
In San Diego, though I can't vote for him, I'm hoping for a Carl Demaio primary win. As a Californian, I'm also hoping that the two noxious state props -- 28 and 29 -- die well-deserved twin deaths tonight.
But, this is Kalifornia; so who knows?
Also, I penciled in the bubble for Ron Paul for Prez and Gail Lightfoot for Senate (no, FYI, Gail Lightfoot is not a Marvel Comics character protest vote write-in; she's actually an honest-to-goodness candidate on the Libertarian Party ticket). As usual, the GOP here in the Once Golden State didn't even pretend to put up a fight by promoting an effective primary candidate against decades-spanning incumbent Dianne Feinstein, so Lightfoot is my way of saying, "to hell with the establishment; kiss my liberty-loving ass, suckers..."
Update 4:00 PM PST: To start things off, The New York Times has live-blog Wisconsin recall election coverage here. Also, I saw (@3:45 PST) that Matt Drudge is claiming exit polling shows a 5-point lead for Scott Walker. I'll be back after I run my ballot over to the polling place.
Update 4:10 PST: Oops, forget to mention that Wisconsin polls close at 9 PM ET, 5 PM PST.
Updated 4:15 PST: My jaw just dropped. Over at the NYT live coverage link they are profiling individual voters. They profiled a 33-year-old with kid and tow and have her saying this about the WI recall election tonight:
Update 4:20 PST: Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has lots of links and live coverage. Prof Jacobson is steering Twitter to the Wisconsin Reporter Twitter page along with Charlie Sykes, Christian Schneider, and Kevin Binversie.
Update 4:30 PST: JSOnline has a neat WI county-wide map. You can click on each county to see results per precinct.
Update 8:02 Eastern (via RightKlik): Heh! "Not only do Democrats cheat like Hell, they transparently suck at doing it." We are the 119%! (Bob Owens)
Update 5:44 PST: Just ran home from my polling place. I listened closely and in the misty distance faintly heard what I believed to be crickets chirping... there was no one voting at the polling station. It could be that it was 5:00 PM and most folks were still driving home, but still, based on my little anecdotal coastal San Diego scene, I'd say CA voter turnout is low, low, low.
Meanwhile, in dairy country, fellow blogger Hack Wilson drops a link to a Breitbart.com video that clearly shows an election observer being ejected from a Madison, Wisconsin polling place:
Update 6:15 PST: My apologies, just fixed multiple grammatical errors in this post! Bloggin' on the fly has its downsides...
Update 6:17 PST: Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson on Sean Vanity's show just now, "This is an incredibly important election nationally because we need some stiff spines in Washington [...] the budget deficit that Governor Walker had the courage to lead (with) and fix is a thousand times smaller than what we are dealing with on the national level; if the reward for taking the stand and making the tough decisions to fix it, is to get booted out of office, then that will send a terrible signal to other elected officials here in Washington..."
Update 6:30 PST: Beautiful screen-cap from Drudge:
Update 6:35 PST: Bloodbath?
Updated 6:45 PST: The New York Times has 11% of the vote in with Scott Walker leading with 60% - here's a screen-cap:
I'll check back in here when 30-40% precincts are in....
Updated 6:50 PST: I can't help myself; I'm sorry, I just can't. 20% of precincts are in; Walker has 61% and Barret has 38%.
Update 7:00 PST (10 PM ET): Fox News calls it for Scott Walker and it's a flaming, damning, ship-on-the-rocks landslide for Scott Walker and the vast Union-Democrat Taxpayer-Fleecing-Industrial Complex. I took a screen-cap from my LCD TV:
Update 8:08 PST: WC Varones sees an F'ng blowout and checks in with some absolutely delicious commentary:
As a great TelePrompTer reader once said, "This was the moment when the rise of the [unions] began to slow, and our [country] began to heal."