I’m going to update this post with whatever news comes in from the Wisconsin recall elections. Comment away.
There is news that voter turnout is good. It’s “steady” to “higher than normal.” At polling places in Baraboo, voters complained about activists hanging around polling places and intimidating them, but the news story doesn’t say which activists were doing the intimidating.
Update: Somewhat O/T, but it’s my blog — the new GOP chair blames President Obama for a drop in GOP popularity.
See also Greg Sargent, “Wisconsin recall fight ends where it began: With a Big Lie” and Nate Silver, “Reading the Wisconsin Recall Vote.” Nate warns that the polling in Wisconsin could be unreliable.
Update: The polls are closed!
Update: It’s too early to call races, but you can find vote count updates at TPM.
Update: The District 2 race has been called for the Republican, Robert Cowles, but this is a seat that had been expected to stay Republican.
Update: The District 10 race also has been called for the Republican, Sheila Harsdorf. This was the other race that had been expected to stay Republican. Of the remaining four races, two are expected to go to Dems and two are a toss up.
Update: Dems currently are ahead in three races, but lots of districts haven’t reported yet.
Update: District 14 has been called for Republican Luther Olsen, which means three of the six districts will stay Republican. This was a district the Dems had hoped to win. In two uncalled districts the Dems are leading pretty well, although there are lots of votes T
Update: We got one. District 32 has been declared for the Democrat, Jennifer Shilling.
Update: Dems are leading in the two remaining races.
Update: We got another one! Democrat Jessica King is the projected winner in District 18.
Update: OK, folks, there is one district remaining, and everyone says it could be a few hours before the race is called. This is the race between Democrat Sandy Pasch and Republican Alberta Darling. Right now, the Democrat is up 52 to 48 percent with 67 percent of the vote counted.
The same district that lost and then found 14,000 votes for the Republican Supreme Court candidate in April has not reported at all yet. This district is supposed to go heavily for Darling, which could wipe out Pasch’s lead. So this one’s a nail biter that may not be decided tonight. So I’m going to bed.