The Wisconsin recall is over. Both remaining Democratic candidates that were being challenged to a recall held on to their seats tonight. What does this mean?
Democrats netted two seats total in the recall elections. It wasn’t enough to give them a majority in the Wisconsin assembly but it brought them within one vote. And it could spell a recall for Governor Scott Walker in 2012. This is no small feat since it requires almost half the population of Wisconsin to sign a petition to even move such a proposition forward. That’s the biggest hurdle. And after the previous contentious recall campaign does anyone even care?
Maybe. Those recalls were done in Republican strongholds not indicative of the popular statewide vote. It could be that collective distaste for Scott Walker could prove unstoppable, in which case a recall could become the domino that starts it all falling down.
We’ll have to wait and see.
- 2 Democrats keep their seats in Wisconsin recall election (cnn.com)
- 2 Democrats keep their seats in Wisconsin recall election – CNN International (news.google.com)
- Wisconsin Recall Election Results: Democrats Keep State Senate Seats (huffingtonpost.com)