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Huge Turnout Predicted For Wisconsin Recall Election Of Scott Walker

May 29, 2012

This is going to be so exciting…maybe even historic.

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is predicting that between 60 and 65 percent of the voting age population — approximately 2.6 to 2.8 million people — will cast regular and absentee ballots for the Tuesday, June 5 recall election, according to a press release by the GAB.

“Wisconsin has never had a statewide recall election, which makes predicting turnout difficult,” said Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the GAB. “We typically look at history for guidance in predicting turnout. We expect turnout for this election to be much higher than the 49.7 percent turnout in the 2010 General Election for Governor, but not as high as the 69.2 percent turnout in the 2008 General Election for President of the United States.”

That prediction would shatter the previous record of voter turnout in a November gubernatorial election in the last 50 years of 52.4% in 1962.

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