Posted 9:20 p.m. (Pacific time)
As I type this sentence, I see that of the six Repugnican Tea Party Wisconsin state senators who were up for recall today, three of them have kept their seats — but two of them have lost their seats to their Democratic challengers, and the sixth seat that still hasn’t been called yet is leaning toward the Democratic challenger: With 68 percent of the precincts reporting, Dem challenger Sandra Pasch is at 51 percent and Repug incumbent Alberta Darling is at 49 percent, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Dems need to capture three seats on Wisconsin’s Senate — and to defend successfully the seats of two incumbent Democratic state senators who have been targeted in recall elections that will be held next week — in order to return the state Senate to Democratic control, thus bringing an end to the gross abuse of power by the pro-plutocratic, anti-working-class, anti-labor Repugnican Tea Party Gov. Scott Walker, whose own recall election should come next year.
I have given hundreds of dollars to Wisconsin Democratic candidates, the Wisconsin state Dem Party, and to the anti-Repugnican-Tea-Party recall efforts in Wisconsin. Wisconsin has been where the action has been, and it has been done by we, the people — with very little help from the establishmentarian Dems.
Speaking of whom, the national Democratic Party and Team Obama have been fucking worthless in stemming the onslaught against the working class, the middle class and the poor by the Repugnican Tea Party traitors. I have not and I will not give Barack Obama another fucking penny or another vote.
But I am happy to have helped in the good fight in Wisconsin from here in California.
With the stunning failures of Team Obama and the national Democratic Party, we progressives need something to celebrate right about now, and my guess is that very soon we will be celebrating the recapture of the Wisconsin state Senate by the Dems.
Update (9:30 p.m.): Well, hell. With 80 percent of the precincts reporting, now it’s Darling over Pasch, 53 percent to 47 percent. Still, it appears as though the election still hasn’t been called.
I hope that Pasch pulls it out, but hell, even if she doesn’t, that’s still two Repugnican Tea Party state Senate seats lost.
My understanding is that most targets of recall elections keep their seats, so even just two of the incumbent Repugnican Tea Party state senators losing their seats would be an accomplishment.
Update (10:20 p.m.): As I head off for bed, the current tally in the Pasch-Darling race is Darling at 54 percent and Pasch at 46 percent, with the race yet to be officially called.
Interestingly, 100 percent of the precincts for four of the recall elections have reported their results and 98 percent of the precincts of another of the recall elections have reported, but only 84 percent of the precincts for the seat for the state Senate district that Darling is defending have reported.
Unsurprisingly, the Wisconsin Dems are accusing the Katherine Harris of Wisconsin — Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus of the Repugnican Tea Party — of having tampered with the election results for the Pasch-Darling race.
Nickolaus was accused of having tampered with the election results that kept Repugnican Tea Partier and Scott “Dead Man” Walker ally David Prosser on the state’s Supreme Court. Prosser’s Democratic opponent had been in the lead in the vote tallying until Nickolaus apparently pulled a bunch of votes from her tea-bagging ass at rather the last minute.
Update (10:35 p.m.): OK, it’s bedtime for me now, really, but at this moment we have five of the six recall elections showing 100 percent of their precincts in — with the only holdout being the recall election that Kathy Nickolaus has a hand in. Right now that election remains at 84 percent of the precincts in, with 54 percent for Alberta Darling and 46 percent for Sandra Pasch.
And now the race has been called for Darling, at least by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, but I expect Nickolaus to be in the news again tomorrow.
Again — the Repugnican Tea Party traitors lost two seats in the Wisconsin state Senate to two Democratic challengers today. Thus far, no Democratic state senators in Wisconsin have lost any seats.
Even if the control of the Wisconsin state Senate didn’t change hands as a result of the recall elections today, it’s still a victory for the good guys.