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I've been keeping an eye on WI election news so far today. Looks like high turnout in Waukesha County (Republican stronghold), but also high turnout in Madison (liberal friendly).

A few polling problems in MKE, but nothing extremely detrimental. It appears for the most part polling station are correctly telling individuals that they don't need ID to vote.

High Turnout in Brookfield (Waukesha County)

Reports of busy polls in Madison


Originally posted to WILawStudent on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:03 AM PST.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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  •  Apparently photo Id's were requested in (3+ / 0-)
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    Bob Love, Vatexia, WisVoter

    Onalaska, but the situation has been resolved. Per tweets.

  •  Appleton (3+ / 0-)
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    Vatexia, WisVoter, DownstateDemocrat

    No troubles in Appleton this morning. Just took longer than usual.

  •  Republican Turnout - Waukesha County (1+ / 0-)
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    Maybe it's just me.  I really didn't sense an overwhelming turnout in my Republican Merton Township.  We had two lines.  The A to K line was moving very fast and was not long at all and appeared top take 20 minutes.  The L to Z line was very long and it took forty-five minutes to an hour.  The obvious difference was that the clerks for the A to K line were younger and more efficient.  I was voter 971 at around 11:30AM.

    The same day registration table had one African-American woman registering while I was there.  I'm sure that was upsetting to the 100% white voters in the lines.  How did she get in here?  We are pretty-one sided color wise here.

    But what I did not see were any poll observers or any disorganization.  Everything was seeming to run smoothly.  In the Bush-Kerry race of 2004 there were a lot more voters trying to vote then and everything seem to be very crowded at this same location.  The same day registration table had activity.  I also noted the Republican Observers in 2004 were working a voters list while each person voted.  I assume that was a list to make follow-up calls to voters who hadn't voted.  Also, we had an exit poller from the local paper in 2004.

    This year we have been inudated with republican robo calls pre-election.  In 2004 and 2008 I received several calls from robo and live callers urging me to vote Republican on election day.  This year not one call today.  I really don't think Romney has any kind of ground game going on here in Wisconsin in a big way and I live in Waukesha County the most Republican county in the state.

    My grandson reported in for long lines at his college, UW-Whitewater.  First time voter for Obama, Tammy Baldwin and Ron Zerban.  Take that Paul Ryan.

    Yesterday one of the right-wing radio talkers predicted a Romney upset in Michigan.  Republicans are very delusional around here.  

  •  At least Kathy Nickolaus is theoretically (1+ / 0-)
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    no longer rigging the vote in Waukesha County.

  •  Tipped, recced and republished to (0+ / 0-)

    I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - Seasick Steve

    by ruleoflaw on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 04:14:03 PM PST

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