August 10, 2011 by staff
Wisconsin Recall, In the weeks before the election to recall six Wisconsin State Senate Republicans Tuesday, voters have been an almost constant stream of negative publicity on their TVs, e-campaign in her mailbox, and signs of sequins on the lawn front of the neighbors. State policy has been inevitable.
So on a perfect summer Tuesday morning at the polls as the public library in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, voters like Cindi Larson of Shorewood came close, not so much for voting, but instead of ventilation.
Republican or Democrat, people in this quiet and leafy suburb of Milwaukee runs in politics – the anger that has extended through the state Capitol and the Republicans launched a plan in February to divest many unions in the state of their rights collective bargaining by the political machinations involved in the delay and then passing the bill, and the recriminations that have followed to remember.
In short, the whole process of political Wisconsin frustrates them. It was in this mood of determination to many routines interrupted their pleasant summer for a civic duty that was on this occasion, decidedly unpleasant.
“I want to finish once is enough,” Mrs. Larson said. “State Policy is getting worse here in Washington. They [politicians] are playing with our lives and they need to send a message.”
The elections are an attempt to remember to change the balance of power party in the Senate of Wisconsin, currently has 19 Republicans and 14 Democrats. Besides the six Republicans face reminds Tuesday, two Senate Democrats against recall election on August 16.
Even if Democrats are victorious and take control of the camera, however, will not be able to push back the legislation already adopted by the governor of Scott Walker (R) and the state Assembly, which remains under Republican control.
However, the accumulated anger over the bill sparked union to remember that elections have broken records of state spending. Interest groups already at the expense and $ 28 million, according to the Campaign for Democracy in Wisconsin, a nonpartisan group in Madison tracks campaign financing in the state. The previous record was in any election cycle and $ 20 million in 2008.
The campaign of the Wisconsin Democracy provides that once the two elections are over, the total expenditure had been overcome and almost 40 million.
The race in the Eighth Senate District, which includes Whitefish Bay, has topped the list of expenses. In total, the race between state Sen. Alberta Darling (R) and her Democratic rival, state Rep. Sandy Easter has been and 7.9 million in spending, the highest in a race in each state, surpassing the record 3,000,000 and earlier.
The unprecedented spending, especially by groups from out of state, has deteriorated voters who feel the political process is being unfairly manipulated.
Gustavo Moreno, Fox Point, says Darling voted for during the last election and he sees no reason why should be forced to vote again after he won cleanly. “I can understand the problem of Walker because he pushed for the changes are not necessarily in the campaign. However, the Senators have been there in a fair fight.’re Just paying the price for his mistakes,” said Mr Moreno.
Wisconsin law, however, that Governor Walker eligible for a recall referendum next year. And here, in a traditionally Republican stronghold, the type of sign waving, chanting slogans public statement that gripped Madison earlier this year is virtually absent.
“People here are not confused about who to vote, they have decided. It is the memory that they want more,” says Sue Fox Point Hamill, who works from her laptop Coffee Roasters Stone Creek, a nearby cafe.
However, the emotion surrounding the issue seems certain to create a relatively high, said Charles Franklin, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Voter participation in elections of 04 April the Supreme Court, which became a de facto referendum on the union struggle, was 35 percent – 50 percent higher than normal.
Mr. Franklin predicted Tuesday that the participation of probably over 40 percent. “We can come so easily. Right now it’s just an open question of how soon you can go,” he says.
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