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
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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