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In late April I documented how the Democratic Party of Wisconsin was running misleading push-calls to people who had signed petitions to recall Democratic State Senator Robert Wirch.  The WisDems were trying to get people to say that they didn’t understand what they were signing...

I previously reported on the Recall Wirch efforts in Wisconsin, directed against Democratic State Senator Robert Wirch.  Among other things, the Wirch campaign hired telemarketers who made misleading “push calls” to people who signed the recall petitions, and also engaged in a smear campaign trying...

“Push-polling” is where a type of campaign tactic where, under the guise of a poll, misleading or inflammatory questions are asked about an opposing candidate.  The point of the push-poll is to persuade the person being polled as to a candidate or issue, rather than actually...

Recall Wirch has filed petitions to recall Democratic state Senator Robert Wirch. According to the Wisconsin GAB website, an “estimated” 18,300 signatures were filed, far in excess of the 13,537 needed to require a recall election. As reported by JSOnline, Democrats already are attacking the...

I posted yesterday about how Recall Wirch expects to submit several thousand more signatures than required for a recall election of Democratic state Senator Robert Wirch, who fled along with 13 other Democrats to Illinois. Now Democrats are organizing to challenge as many of the...

I don’t know if this is a sign that perhaps all the noise and fury from the Democrats and unions in Wisconsin does not reflect reality, but it is worth noting that Republicans have collected enough signatures to force a recall election in Senate District 22,...

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board steadfastly refused to disqualify duplicate signatures and clearly fictitious signatures on petitions to recall Scott Walker, and to this day has rejected the efforts of private citizens to bring recall petition fraud to its attention. But with all the bad publicity...

Post-mortem —  No excuses or hand holding.  Bad News:  Dems held both their seats, and Republicans hold the Senate by only one seat.   Good News:  Republicans hold the Governorship, Senate and Assembly, and the big things have been done, including the collective bargaining law, the budget...

As readers know, I’ve been blogging about the Recall (Robert) Wirch effort for several months, long before the national media paid attention to the fact that there were Democratic State Senators in Wisconsin subject to recall. Here are links to some (but not all) of...

Tuesday is the last round of recall elections in Wisconsin, in which Democratic Senators James Holperin and Robert Wirch are being challenged. The races are expected to be tight (h/t reader Charles): The Wisconsin recall fight ends Tuesday, and while the state Senate is no...

Yes, you are celebrating.  But the Wisconsin Senate recall elections are not over. Republicans have a chance to deliver a political coup de grâce to the national union and Democratic intimidation tactics next Tuesday when there are two elections seeking to recall Democratic State Senators Robert...

Other than the possible fisticuffs and chokeholds at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin politics has faded from the national headlines. But Wisconsin isn’t over folks.  Democrats challenging Republicans in recall elections are doing better at fundraising, and Nancy Pelosi is headlining a fundraiser as well....

There were some delays, and last minute uncertainty as to how the Wisconsin GAB would rule on the frivolous claims of petition fraud, but the GAB late today certified that there are enough signatures for recalls against three Democratic State Senators, as reported by WisPolitics...

As previously reported, the Recall Wirch effort obtained an estimated 18,300 signatures to recall Wisconsin Democratic State Senator Robert Wirch, far in excess of the 13,537 needed. As further reported, the Wirch campaign has engaged in misleading “push-calling” to petition signers in an attempt to create...

I reported on Friday how Democrats were using call centers to make suggestive and misleading “push-calls” to people who signed recall petitions against Democratic State Senator Robert Wirch.  The problem apparently is not limited to Wirch.  A group which filed recall petitions against Democratic Senator David...

If not, it’s all over in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race, as reported by WiscPolitics Election Blog: The canvasses from Sauk and Taylor counties have now been posted to the GAB website. But it could be until the end of today or even tomorrow before...

A few weeks ago, when the protests in Madison were still raging, it appeared that Justice David Prosser would go down to defeat by at least several percentage points, and the recall efforts seemed lopsided against Republican Senators.  I urged readers to get involved because we could not...