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Gov. Scott Walker prevails in Wisconsin recall election (updated)

Republican Gov. Scott Walker broke at least a million hearts by beating Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in Wisconsin's June 5 recall election. Barrett conceded shortly after 10 p.m. Walker's lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, also survived her recall challenge from firefighter Mahlon Mitchell. >More
 Scenes from the Wisconsin recall: Barrett, Walker camps gathered to mourn and celebrate together

The Capitol Square was lively around 8:30 p.m. as people gathered with signs, some in costume. Decorated cars drove around the square honking at the gatherers. Jim Sommerfield said the mood on the square made him feel "hopeful and uplifted," juxtaposing the tense mood he reported feeling on Tuesday around noon. >More
 A visit to three busy Madison polling places, and one idle one, on recall election day

At the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County on Taft Street, the polling place for Ward 72 on Madison's south side, officials had registered about 25 new voters before 1 pm. Of these, one used a ballot printed in Hmong. >More
 Protesters chant a collective 'Om' at Wisconsin Capitol on eve of historic Walker recall election

Taking a collective breath on the eve of one of the most contentious elections in Wisconsin history, a few hundred people gathered Monday night at the state Capitol to chant a meditative "Om." Holding hands, they had just enough people to circle the Capitol. >More
 Barrett finance director calls out misleading robo-calls

Mary Urbina-McCarthy, Barrett finance director, sent out an e-mail last night: "I'm in our situation room right now and I have an urgent update about the state of the race on the ground. Reports coming into our call center have confirmed that Walker's allies just launched a massive wave of voter suppression calls to recall petition signers." >More
 Specter of recount haunts Wisconsin recall election

With the recall election expected to be so close, there is the real possibility the winner won't be known for weeks as a recount drags on and lawyers from both sides fight over every vote. Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the state's Government Accountability Board, avoids making any predictions, but says "We're preparing as if there will be a recount. I won't be surprised if there is one." >More
 Jermichael Finley urges recall vote against Scott Walker

Green Bay Packer tight end Jermichael Finley and wide receiver Tori Gurley took to their Twitter accounts to urge support for Tom Barrett today. >More
 Wisconsin recall fever: A recap of the campaign to recall Governor Scott Walker

The campaign to recall Governor Scott Walker is unprecedented in Wisconsin history, one that follows an equally momentous series of protests and political mobilizations. The recall drive started last November, succeeded in gathering sufficient petition signatures for an election, and soon transition into an electoral campaign. A list of selected Isthmus and TheDailyPage.com reports about the Walker recall season follows. >More
 Wisconsin recall Election Day on June 5: Twitter coverage and discussion

Twitter has played an important role throughout, significant in shaping the public perception of the Wisconsin political showdown in a role similar to that in social movements around the world over the last few years. The social media platform is utilized as an organizational tool by protesters, serves as a battleground for partisan talking points, and is a primary source of breaking news on campaigns and elections. >More
 Live-blogging the 2012 Wisconsin recall primary election on June 5

Wisconsin voters go to the polls today to vote in a historic recall election. Tuesday, June 5, marks the culmination of 16 months of political uproar over the policies and conduct of Governor Scott Walker and his allies, both in the state legislature and around the country. Opening with the 2011 Capitol protests and advancing with a round of state Senate recalls that summer, the furor peaked with an unprecedented campaign to recall the governor. >More
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