Dictionary of Wisconsin History: Recall

The Wisconsin Historical Society provides a brief history of recalls in Wisconsin in its online Dictionary of Wisconsin History. Term: Recall Elections (in Wisconsin) Definition Article XIII, Sec. 12, of the Wisconsin Constitution provides for recall of state officials. Wisconsin is among 19 states that permit recall elections and, as in most of the other states, […]

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Recall Update

The signature verification saga continues to unfold in the recall efforts against Governor Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, and four Republican Senators. Gov. Scott Walker announced he will not challenge any of the one million signatures filed by opponents seeking to recall him, siting lack of review time. Walker had 10 days under state law to […]

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Recall Update

It is all but certain Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Wisconsin State Senators will face recall elections in 2012. Certification of the signatures is an ongoing process playing out in the courts and online, where you can watch Government Accountability Board employees work to verify signatures. Governor & Lieutenant Governor Recall […]

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Wisconsin Presidential Primary Moves to April

Senate Bill 115 passed the Assembly by a vote of 65-32 on Sept. 13. The bill moves the presidential preference primary from the 3rd Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in April during presidential election years. The bill passed the Senate on June 8 on a voice vote.  Iowa is scheduled to hold its […]

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Rep. Paul Ryan Will Not Run for Senate

Stating that he believes he can have more impact tackling our fiscal and economic challenges as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan has announced he will not run for the U.S. Senate next year.  “House Republicans have taken bold steps forward in tackling our fiscal and economic challenges – we have led, […]

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Senate Recalls Beginning to Take Shape

If it seems that election season in Wisconsin is never-ending, that would be a reasonable inference. Voters just had a statewide election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court (see below for more information) along with three elections to fill vacancies in the Assembly. What’s more, the Wisconsin Senate could face up to nine recall elections this […]

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Legislative Special Election Results

Special elections were held last week on May 3 to fill the seats of three legislators who resigned to take jobs within the Walker Administration. In Assembly District 94, which covers rural La Crosse County and parts of Monroe County, Democrat Steve Doyle beat Republican challenger John Lautz, 54 to 46 percent. Doyle, the current […]

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Wisconsin Election Results Update

As of noon today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Justice David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg is still too close to call. Final, official results could vary and a recount appears likely. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Kloppenburg holds a paper-thin lead, with town officials in the Lake Mills precinct still counting the […]

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Wisconsin 2010 Elections Breakdown

By Andy Engel Governor Scott Walker led the primary from box to wire, eventually ousting his Republican primary competitor Mark Neumann with 60 percent of the vote. He now faces Democrat Tom Barrett. According to the polls, Walker has led Tom Barrett in head-to-head data since the race began. Various polls have Walker’s lead anywhere […]

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