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Dane County And Madison Helped Lead The Way In Ousting Scott Walker

November 7, 2018

UPDATED

Dane County citizens did for Wisconsin what needed to be done on Tuesday.  Voters came out in droves and turned out Scott Walker from the governorship.

The City of Madison had a 92.9 percent turnout.

Last Thursday when Walker found Jesus by stating that he would enact the same language for pre-existing conditions, as written in the ACA, I just knew his internals were showing to be more sand than clay.  I had predicted a win by 2.5% but in the end it was 1.1%, which still counts as a reason to shout with pride from our rooftops.

Dane County citizens took our role seriously as we out-powered what politicos call the WOW counties of Southeast Wisconsin.  For weeks one could sense the mood in grocery store lines, waiters in restaurants, college students on State Street, and the doctor and her intern who gave James his physical.  There was no lacking for energy that could be almost touched in conversations.  A man on Monday at the deli, after my asking if he was registered, gave a wide grin and said everything was in order; nothing could keep him from casting his vote.  Then he told me why he was voting for Tony Evers.  Passion over how the DNR was undermined the past years, for him, was issue number one.

So we did our duty at the polls.

You are welcome, Wisconsin.

Madison and Dane County voters turned out in strong numbers Tuesday for the 2018 midterm election, easily surpassing the turnout for recent midterm elections.

On a windy, dreary Election Day in south-central Wisconsin, about 67.5 percent of the voting-age population — those 18 and older — in Madison cast ballots with all but one precinct in the city reporting by early Wednesday. Dane County saw a nearly 70 percent turnout, with the exception of the lone precinct not included.

Both Madison and Dane County surpassed the average turnout for the past four midterm elections — 2014, 2010, 2006 and 2002 — before all votes had been counted.

Madison had an average turnout of 56.2 percent in those four elections, while Dane County averaged 57.8 percent.

Across Wisconsin, 53.8 percent of the voting-age population cast ballots with about 93 percent of precincts reporting by late Tuesday. The average statewide turnout in the last four midterms was slightly under 50 percent.

Madison’s turnout in the past four midterm elections was 61.4 percent in 2014, 56.8 percent in 2010, 57.8 percent in 2006 and 48.8 percent in 2002.

In Dane County, the voting-age population turnout for those elections stands at: 63.8 percent in 2014; 58.2 percent in 2010; 58.5 percent in 2006; and 50.6 percent in 2002.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2018 1:09 PM

    Peter,

    You sum up my mood and also the tone perfectly concerning Scott Walker. His self-serving style of politics made me angry—and what bothered me, too, was that so many conservatives allowed it to happen for far too long.

  2. November 7, 2018 1:06 PM

    Er, “taxpayer dime.”

  3. November 7, 2018 1:05 PM

    I have never loathed anyone like I loath Scott Walker. His sleazy, self-important, Bible-quoting drivel (coming from a man who is entirely self-serving). His disdain for education and the educated, because he himself lacked the discipline — and probably the brains — to get a college degree. His utter disrespect for science and scientists. His complete lack of anything resembling a work ethic, as he spent years jetting around the state drinking beer all day on the taxpayer done while the state went to hell. His cozying up to the would-be dictator in the White House. I could go on and on, but I’ll do it on my own blog. Thanks.

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