Wisconsin Recall Election: Check Results Here
Wisconsin Recall Elections: August 9, 2011
Voters in six Wisconsin districts are casting their ballots in a recall election on August 9. the Wisconsin recall elections are basically a referendum on Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor policies. Once the polls close, you can check the Wisconsin recall election results here. Also check the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Recall Election Results.
[Update: Wisconsin recall election results are in.]
Polls close at 8pm CT (6pm PT/9pm ET). Six Republican senators are at risk of joining the unemployment line:
- Robert Cowles
- Alberta Darling
- Sheila Harsdorf
- Randy Hopper
- Dan Kapanke
- Luther Olsen
If four out of the six senators lose their seats, the Democrats will gain a majority in the Wisconsin State Senate. These are entrenched Republican districts; in order to overcome that obstacle, the Dems will need the one thing that their party historically lacks: voter turnout.
Three Democrats were targeted in recall elections. Dave Hansen retained his seat in a July 19 election; Robert Wirch and Jim Holperin face recall elections on August 16.
Scott Walker himself will be watching the results closely: he could be facing a recall election in 2012, and has already started raising money just in case. Walker could always get in touch with David Koch, but would have to make sure that he was talking to the real one.