Wisconsin recall primaries unusual in more ways than one

I started this blog to remind me to keep an eye on the RINO Kohl-Riggs but he isn’t the only thing to keep an eye on.

Republicans and Democrats can cross the party line for each candidate in this primary and that’s unusual. This info came from the G.A.B. facebook page:

“Crossing Party Lines – In the May 8, 2012 recall primary election, voters may cross parties, but they may still only vote once per office because each recall primary is a separate election event. For example, in the primary for Governor, you may only vote for one person, either a Republican or a Democratic candidate. If you vote for both a Republican and a Democrat for the office of Governor your ballot will be rejected. Municipalities that tabulate votes using electronic voting equipment will be programmed to notify voters of this error and provide the opportunity for correction. There are only Democratic primaries for Lt. Governor and State Senate.”

I did some non-scientific tooling around the net to see if people are talking about crossing over to the Dem side at all and what they will do. I’ve been seeing some people mention they will vote for Kathleen Falk because she’s seen as a weaker union-controlled candidate. I’ve seen some comments about writing in “Scott Walker” on the Democrat ticket. Looks like some people think they can vote for both Scott Walker AND Kathleen Falk. Nobody seems to be talking about Gladys Huber except for the liberals. She is the placeholder candidate on the Democratic ticket. A LOT of people think it’s just a Democrat primary because the press was calling it that for such a long time.

Glad I’m not the only one worrying about these things and the word is starting to get out there online that this is a GOP primary, too. Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer over at “It’s Hemmer Time” wrote about the situation .She says that the mainstream media still isn’t mentioning the Republican primary.

I’ve listed the Democrat and the Republican candidates for governor below. By the way, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch isn’t in a primary because she doesn’t have a Republican challenger.

Remember: May 8th.

Governor – Democratic Party:
Tom Barrett
Kathleen Falk
Kathleen Vinehout
Doug La Follette
Gladys Huber (placeholder candidate)

Republican Party:
Scott Walker
Arthur Kohl-Riggs (fake)

Hari Trivedi


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