An analysis by One Wisconsin Now shows that the Republican vote in the nine recent recalls elections fell by over 73,000 since the 2010 gubernatorial election. And while Scott Walker won by 65,000 votes in these 9 districts in 2010, Democrats actually outperformed Republicans in the districts.
See the preliminary numbers here:
Now, with a Scott Walker recall in the sights of many middle-class working Wisconsinites, the response by the Republican legislature is to propose new recall election laws to discourage democracy to protect their leader. This, despite nearly a half million people participating in the recall process in 2011.
‘Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on the Wisconsin way of life have been met with a stunning rebuke. This rejection of Gov. Walker’s policies is not just from those who oppose his policies, but by the tens of thousands of voters who supported him in 2010, but who stayed home instead of supporting his agenda in the nine recalls. Anyone who has followed Walker’s long career as a professional politician knows that neither the words ‘moderation’ nor ‘compromise’ exists in his vocabulary. The damage Gov. Walker has inflicted on Wisconsin from a public policy standpoint is only surpassed by the painful division he has created in cities, towns, villages, and families across Wisconsin. It is clear he is the problem and he must be recalled in 2012 so that Wisconsin can heal and we can begin to undo the destruction he has caused.’ – Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director