Vote Results in Dane County, Wisconsin Bad News for Gov. Scott Walker
On Monday I posted about an important referendum on the ballot in Dane County, Wisconsin:
The Dane County ballot features an advisory referendum that asks: “Should all Wisconsin workers have the right to seek safe working conditions and fair pay through collective bargaining?”
Placed on the ballot by the County Board with support from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, the measure provides an opportunity for voters to signal their clear opposition to the anti-union policies of Gov. Scott Walker.
And now we have the results of that vote and they don’t bode well for the June recall election of Governor Scott Walker (R):
A majority of Dane County voters also backed an advisory referendum that referred to the collective bargaining debate that dominated the state Capitol most of last year. More than 65,000, or 68 percent of voters, said yes to the question, “Should all Wisconsin workers have the right to seek safe working conditions and fair pay through collective bargaining?” Thirty-two percent, or 31,171 voted against the measure.
A 68 percent vote of approval is pretty darn decisive; a clear “signal” in “opposition to the anti-union policies of Gov. Scott Walker.” I hope this foretells what will happen when Wisconsinites go to the polls to vote on recalling Koch-tool Walker on June 5.