The Impact of Foreclosures: 3/5 of Milwaukee’s African-American Voters Cannot Be Located

By: Monday September 17, 2012 1:54 pm

Periodically, I take notice of the impact of the foreclosure crisis on elections. When your former voters get forced out of their homes and scatter, it becomes that much harder to find them and motivate them to vote. Furthermore, the cost of sending out canvassers in high-foreclosure areas to walk precincts filled with vacant homes [...]

High Turnout in Key Areas in Wisconsin

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 12:14 pm

I’ve been saying for a while that turnout would be the X factor in the Wisconsin recall, particularly in the heavily Democratic areas of Madison and Milwaukee. The Government Accountability Board predicted near-Presidential level turnout of around 60-65% a few days ago. But even the preparations made for those numbers have been insufficient: Heavy turnout [...]

Turnout Key Factor in Scott Walker Recall in Wisconsin

By: Saturday June 2, 2012 8:23 am

The recall election in Wisconsin between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett finally reached the level of attention you would expect from the biggest campaign in the country in 2012, save the Presidential race. A high-profile debate on Thursday led to the powerful exchange above, with the signature line from Barrett, “I have [...]

Walker Returns To The Scene Of The Crime, Mocks His Victims

By: Tuesday May 1, 2012 8:53 pm

On Monday morning, just a week before the recall primary, Scott Walker, with his entourage of Lt. Governor Becky Kleefisch and Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson, comes traipsing to Milwaukee to take a shot at potential recall opponent Mayor Tom Barrett by announcing a scheme he dubbed “Transform Milwaukee.” To make a long story short, Walker [...]

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