Wednesday, June 06, 2012

wisconsin turnout

despite all the election-day reports of record-high turnouts in wisconsin yesterday, the actual turnout was just 57%. that's higher than most governor-only races, but lower than the turnout for presidential races.

that might feed the accusations that the democrats should have pressed to hold the recall elections in november at the same time as the presidential vote. not only would it have saved the state the money required for holding a special election in june, it also would have boosted the turnout, which most bobbleheads seem to think would have favored barrett.