Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Republican using dirty tricks in Wisconsin

Salon reports that Republicans in Wisconsin are using dirty tricks to win the recall election for Walker.

With both sides counting on dramatic turnout, [Democrat]Tom Barrett’s campaign is charging [Republican] Scott Walker supporters with dirty tricks. In an e-mail sent to supporters last night, Barrett for Wisconsin Finance Director Mary Urbina-McCarthy wrote, “Reports coming into our call center have confirmed that Walker’s allies just launched a massive wave of voter suppression calls to recall petition signers.” According to Urbina-McCarthy, the message of the calls was: “If you signed the recall petition, your job is done and you don’t need to vote on Tuesday.”

In spite of these calls, turnout appears to be high, perhaps surpassing the turnout for the presidential election in 2008,  and most analysts are projecting that should mean a close election.

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