All Eyes On Wisconsin
The long term effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will come to a close today as tonight's election results are tallied.
Current polling gives Walker a small lead over challenger Tom Barrett, but Walker has an impressive and/or reprehensible 10-1 fundraising advantage.
Walker is only the third Governor in history to face recall. Unions and labor activists organized the recall after Walker forced through a bill that ended collective bargaining rights for union employees.
The results will be close and it's unlikely we'll know how Walker fared until the dust settles tomorrow. One unique point of interest: Wisconsin allows same-day voter registration. People who hadn't realized how epic today's vote is until this blog post can go out and register and have their voice heard right now. (Our one Wisconsin reader, do it!)
The Bus pushed for same-day voter registration during our last legislative session in Olympia. Alas, the bill didn't make it. Maybe seeing how Wisconsin's cheese heads (can we say that?) handle it will inspire our legislators to pass it next session.