16 February 2011

Abe Sauer has written a superb piece on Wisconsin's War on Unions.

It is encouraging to see ordinary people becoming politically active now. Alas, in November last year, there was a decidedly lackluster turnout in Wisconsin.

220,273 votes were cast in Dane County for governor; compare this to

491,357 the county's estimated 2009 population.
-111,047 under age of 18
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380,310 adults.

So in our progressive, enlightened county, the Athens of the Midwest, 160,037 adults did not bother to vote. Scott Walker won the governorship by a margin of 124,000. Draw your own conclusions.

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