This, from a local radio reporter, just boggles the mind:
Assuming these numbers are accurate and bear out (and they are still estimates at this point), it will be a testament to the Democratic and union get-out-the-vote operation. They're not leaving anything on the road, at least not in Madison.
2:35 PM PT: To state the obvious, no polling would ever capture un-registered voters.
2:42 PM PT: If Walker survives tonight, it won't be a harbinger for November:
Caveat time: exit polls are just that -- polls. They can be wrong, and are often tweaked after all results are in to better match results on the ground.
2:44 PM PT: And here is one for the clueless pundits:
2:47 PM PT: Ha ha ha ha!
3:09 PM PT: Huh. This has become another impromptu liveblog. Let's run with it! Rhubarb in the comments:
In my Barron Co township, which tends red (5+ / 0-)... a reminder that GOP turnout is also through the roof.
There were more voters by mid-afternoon than in 2008. More demands for paper ballots, more first-time registrants and more young people voting. The usual poll workers looked haggard! They have had three voting machines in service for the past few cycles, the sort that let you vote, review, review paper, then cast the final vote. I saw a dude scramble to reload two of those. I have never seen that happen before.
Barrett has been campaigning up here a lot, unlike 2010. The vaguely menacing dark blue GOP lawn signs vastly outnumber the home brew Barrett ones, but Republicans have always out blasted us in lawnsigns, in every campaign, and that means squat, basically.
My township my be a bunch of redneck farmers, but the Dems have a good ground game, here, and it has always been a bellwether county in WI.