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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.

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High Turnout in Brookfield (Waukesha County)

Reports of busy polls in Madison

#WiVote

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 Wisconsinwatch.org 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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    WisVoter

    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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    BRog

    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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