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Thu May 24, 2012, 12:09 PM

WI Recall: Volunteers bringing van loads of people to vote early in Milwaukee

(this is what it's going to take to win the Recall--GOTV):


Early voting is in full swing at the Municipal Building in downtown Milwaukee. In fact, vans have been transporting dozens of residents there, so they can cast ballots in the recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker. He faces Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the June 5 finale. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson stopped by the polling site and found a steady stream of voters.

Two vans pulled up in front of the Municipal Building during the noon hour Wednesday. Each bore a sign reading “Vote Now.” Shay Johnson stepped out of one and walked inside, where she joined the line of voters snaking the hallway.

“It’s important for us to get out here and vote. Every vote counts. We need jobs. We need the training for the jobs. We need our teachers. Why just one teacher trying to train 40 kids? No, that’s not going to work,” Johnson says.

Johnson lives on the north side and says someone knocked at her door offering a ride to the polls. Volunteers also rapped on the door of Melissa Oliver’s home, on Monday. She’s a few feet ahead in the voting line.

“They came and picked us up from home. First they asked us what days we wanted to vote. This was my free day. I needed the ride because I had no way of getting out,” Oliver says.

http://www.wuwm.com/news/wuwm_news.php?articleid=10491

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Reply WI Recall: Volunteers bringing van loads of people to vote early in Milwaukee (Original post)
WI_DEM May 2012 OP
Scuba May 2012 #1
yellowcanine May 2012 #2
asjr May 2012 #3
tallahasseedem May 2012 #4
FSogol May 2012 #5
Noose4 May 2012 #6
TBF May 2012 #7
mazzarro May 2012 #8
Worried senior May 2012 #9
a kennedy May 2012 #10
bigdarryl May 2012 #11

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 12:11 PM

1. At least one Milwaukee volunteer driver is a DU member. Thanks to everyone for the help!!!!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 12:26 PM

2. What a radical thing to do, making it easy for people to vote. Thugs!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 12:35 PM

3. I hope those early votes are protected.

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Response to asjr (Reply #3)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:05 PM

4. I'm very worried about this as well...

Let's hope all is protected!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:10 PM

5. GOTV. K&R. n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:16 PM

6. Important

I am a union member from NYC and I watch Wisconsin with baited breath, I can not believe the polls have the recall being so close, can not believe so many in America fall in behind the anti labor position.

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Response to Noose4 (Reply #6)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:35 PM

7. Especially in Wisconsin this is troubling -

when I was growing up there in the 70s the unions were very strong (there were lots of manufacturing jobs). Folks now complain about their low-wage service jobs, but instead of blaming the owners they blame immigrants. I blame Fox News for much of this.

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Response to Noose4 (Reply #6)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:43 PM

8. Same here

But I still say that the democratic party (state and national) may have fumbled this whole thing. I hope that I'm wrong. The reason that I am being hard on the party is that the leaders were aware of the short time span between the petition effort and the actual recall election date. Yet both state and national democratic party did nothing tangible to prepare ahead for to fight for the election. They have allowed the rePIGs to outspend the effort by such a lopsided degree that Walker is 'figuratively' walking to victory. This is so painful to behold. My last hope and prayer is for some surprise outcome in the election. For those on the ground working to recall Walker, I humbly profess my gratitude for all the efforts. As Rev Jackson commends us all, KEEP HOPE ALIVE, nonetheless.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 03:42 PM

9. Let's hope

they don't decide this was illegal.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 04:12 PM

10. I thought Dems always stood for the unions.....

Guess I was wrong....

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 05:40 PM

11. Thats what Hillary did to beat Obama in Hampshire when Obama was polling 10 points over her

the day before the election It was noted her campaign rented hundreds of vans to get people to the polls

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