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Wisconsin recall fever: Cops prepare, a farm breakfast, handmade signs and noisy neighbors

A brief roundup of links to news and opinion from around the state on the day before Wisconsin participates in a historic recall election. For more, see our Election 2012 Blog at >More
 A guide to voting in Wisconsin's 2012 recall election

If you vote absentee in the Wisconsin recall election, don't show up at the polls to vote on Election Day too. It's now a felony. Previously, voters could fill out an absentee ballot, and then "beat" it to the polls, says Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl. In those situations, the absentee ballot was thrown out. But a law passed in April makes it illegal to cast an absentee ballot and vote at the polls. >More
 Legal cloud gathers over Scott Walker as recall election approaches

With the recall election less than two days away, federal prosecutors are closing in on Governor Scott Walker, according to veteran political reporter David Shuster, former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager, and former district attorney Bob Jambois. In a conference call organized by state Democrats on Saturday evening, June 2, Shuster, Lautenschlager, and Jambois laid out evidence that Walker is a target of a federal investigation. >More
 Scenes from the We Are Wisconsin get-out-the-vote rally for the recall (slideshow)

An estimated crowd of 3,800 people were joined by Tom Morello, Brother Ali, Jackson Browne and others for a get-out-the-vote rally at the Madison Labor Temple on Friday evening, to motivate voters just four days before the recall election on Tuesday, June 5. >More
 Walker opponents gather at Madison Labor Temple for pre-recall get-out-the-vote rally

Cheers were louder than ever as Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, who performed in Madison during the 2011 Capitol protests, invited fans on stage for an encore of "World Wide Rebel Song." >More
 Wisconsin Senate recall candidate Lori Compas reflects on her race against Scott Fitzgerald

This is the race that has captured the imagination of many progressives in Wisconsin. Lori Compas, a political novice, got so fed up with the right-wing agenda and the ruthless style of Scott Walker and Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald that she took it upon herself to gather the 16,742 signatures necessary to force him into a recall. And then, when no one would run against him, she decided to do it herself, with precious little support from the Democratic Party. >More
 Friday in Fort Atkinson: A pre-recall election snapshot of a divided Wisconsin town

I just got back from a visit to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, 33 miles east of Madison. Back in 2010, the town went narrowly to Walker, who got 2,252 votes while Barrett got 2,060. After an hour of talking with people in Fort Atkinson, it was clear to me that Walker still has a strong base of support here, and that he has succeeded in getting his message out. >More
 Long lines at Madison City Clerk's office on last day to vote early in the Wisconsin recall

A line of about 80 people waiting to vote wound its way around the lobby in the City-County Building in downtown Madison Friday afternoon. It's the last day to vote in-person absentee for the June 5 recall election and the City Clerk's Office will be open until 7 p.m. >More
 Frautschi, Rowland save historic buildings in redesign of Block 100 project on State Street

Jerry Frautschi and Pleasant Rowland have redesigned their plans for the 100 block of State Street, eliminating a proposal for a private plaza and preserving the landmark Schubert building and its neighbor, the Fairchild/Stark building on Mifflin Street. >More
 Wisconsin recall fever: Breaking down debate II, John Doe news and heavyweights roll in

One takeaway from Thursday night's debate between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett? It covered meaty and controversial ground, thanks to the direct and persistent questioning of host Mike Gousha. >More
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