Recall Day in Racine County
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Third-grade voters on Monday voted for Tom Barrett over Scott Walker, 83-18. Barrett defeats Walker photo - among third graders
If you signed the recall petition, you still need to vote today for your vote to count. Robocalls have allegedly claimed otherwise. The Barrett campaign is responding with its own calls, according to WisPolitics.com.
The Journal Times has not confirmed an Internet rumor that people are receiving robocalls which incorrectly claim that signing the recall petition counts as a vote.
Ruth Bradford-Johnson, who was training canvassers at the Racine Labor Center, said she heard from some residents that they had received robocalls this morning. The calls relayed the message that if residents had signed the recall petition, it was not necessary to go out and place a vote for Barrett today. Brad Wojciechowski, communications director for the state Democratic committee, and a Barrett spokesperson could neither confirm nor deny these reports.
Candidates Tom Barrett and John Lehman came together at the Racine Labor Center late Tuesday morning. The men addressed a room of approximately 150 canvassers operating from the location, expressing their gratitude.
Barrett thanked attendees for their months of hard work. He went on to describe the election as “a classic struggle,” comparing his race against Gov. Scott Walker to a boxing match where Walker was backed with millions of dollars and Barrett had his supporters, the people, in his arsenal.
The polls have closed! We will be posting Racine County results live at www.journaltimes.com all night.
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