Vote Results in Dane County, Wisconsin Bad News for Gov. Scott Walker

April 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM 5 comments

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.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Pause  |  April 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    That’s just results for Dane county not the whole state. When you take the whole state into account it favors Gov. Walker more. I know a lot of people. And most of them didn’t vote April 3. But I know that they are Gov. Walker supporters and care more about re-voting for him than the presidential race.

  • 2. tc  |  April 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Actually, the vote tells me nothing. It is a little better for Walker than what he got in Dane County votes in 2010(31%)…even with the question asked in such a way to as to lead the voter to get “yes” vote. http://www.countyofdane.com/clerk/elect2010d.html#race

  • 3. Janet  |  April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    I think the referendum was only a Dane county initiative, not state-wide, no?

  • 4. Say It Ain't So Already  |  April 4, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Yes. I think I made that clear.

  • 5. Janet  |  April 4, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Exactly.

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