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    Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    Forward to post: I want to make this thread interesting, so here is what I am going to do - Make a prediction. Whoever disagrees with me can make a bet with me. Whoever wins the bet picks a new avatar for the loser, who will have to wear that avatar for a week.

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    ALLOUEZ — Add state Sen. Rob Cowles to the growing list of senators a step closer to facing a recall election.

    The Committee to Recall Cowles has enough signatures to initiate the next phase of the process and will file them with the Government Accountability Board on Thursday, Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, said Monday
    6 down and 2 to go. However, I believe that this is the maximum number of recalls that the Dems will be able to initiate, as the other 2 are not vulnerable. I had predicted 5, so I missed the mark by one, which is not too bad.

    Why will Republicans win the recall war? Here it is.

    1) Dems have now recalled 6 Republicans. They will not recall the other 2.

    2) Republicans have recalled 3 Democrats. They will not recall any more.

    3) Dems will be successful in winning 3 of the Republican districts.

    4) Republicans will be successful in winning one of the Democratic districts.

    5) Net gain for the Democrats is 2.

    6) But the Dems need a net gain of 3 to take over the Wisconsin Senate.

    7) Therefore the Republicans come out on top, keep the Senate, and win the Battle of Wisconsin.

    You heard it from me.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    Im not educated enough about it to make a bet...but im thinking next full election there will be a real war going on there.
    I think the unions passion wont subside one bit.

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    Re: Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    How many signatures are needed for a recall election, and what are the rules? Must the signatures belong to members of that representative's assigned district?
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    Re: Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    How many signatures are needed for a recall election, and what are the rules? Must the signatures belong to members of that representative's assigned district?
    1) 25% of the total vote in the last gubernatorial election.

    2) The rules? Once signatures are verified, then a new election is held.

    3) Yes, and the opposite party has the right to verify that all signatures are valid in each district where a successful recall petition has been turned in. If the opposite party can successfully challenge enough signatures to bring the total remaining under 25% of the total vote in the last gubernatorial election, then the recall is thrown out. But don't expect that to happen. Both Democrats and Republicans have managed to obtain 50% more signatures than needed in each of the recall campaigns that succeeded.
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    Re: Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    1) 25% of the total vote in the last gubernatorial election.

    2) The rules? Once signatures are verified, then a new election is held.

    3) Yes, and the opposite party has the right to verify that all signatures are valid in each district where a successful recall petition has been turned in. If the opposite party can successfully challenge enough signatures to bring the total remaining under 25% of the total vote in the last gubernatorial election, then the recall is thrown out. But don't expect that to happen. Both Democrats and Republicans have managed to obtain 50% more signatures than needed in each of the recall campaigns that succeeded.
    I'm interested in the Dems that were recalled. Are they the more known of the senators that left the state, or did they do something else that rankled the electorate? Or did they get recalled because somebody wasn't paying attention when they signed the petition?
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    Re: Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'm interested in the Dems that were recalled. Are they the more known of the senators that left the state, or did they do something else that rankled the electorate? Or did they get recalled because somebody wasn't paying attention when they signed the petition?
    They got recalled for leaving the state.
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    Re: Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    I can't make a bet, because I haven't been following it that much... It looks like the unions are motivated by the size of their crowds, so I'd say it's possible the Dems will come out on top.

    Do you think Walker will be recalled?

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    Re: Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I can't make a bet, because I haven't been following it that much... It looks like the unions are motivated by the size of their crowds, so I'd say it's possible the Dems will come out on top.

    Do you think Walker will be recalled?
    He will be recalled, but whether or not he stays in office is going to depend on voter intensity at the time of the new election.

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    Re: Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Forward to post: I want to make this thread interesting, so here is what I am going to do - Make a prediction. Whoever disagrees with me can make a bet with me. Whoever wins the bet picks a new avatar for the loser, who will have to wear that avatar for a week.

    Here is my prediction - The Republicans keep the Wisconsin Senate. Explanation to be given at the bottom of this post.

    Who wants to challenge me? Anybody got the guts?



    6 down and 2 to go. However, I believe that this is the maximum number of recalls that the Dems will be able to initiate, as the other 2 are not vulnerable. I had predicted 5, so I missed the mark by one, which is not too bad.

    Why will Republicans win the recall war? Here it is.

    1) Dems have now recalled 6 Republicans. They will not recall the other 2.

    2) Republicans have recalled 3 Democrats. They will not recall any more.

    3) Dems will be successful in winning 3 of the Republican districts.

    4) Republicans will be successful in winning one of the Democratic districts.

    5) Net gain for the Democrats is 2.

    6) But the Dems need a net gain of 3 to take over the Wisconsin Senate.

    7) Therefore the Republicans come out on top, keep the Senate, and win the Battle of Wisconsin.

    You heard it from me.

    Article is here.
    I'll take the bet. Can I just take the under (on a net gain of 2 dem) or do I need to give a specific number?

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    Re: Panel says it has enough signatures to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Rob Cowles

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Forward to post: I want to make this thread interesting, so here is what I am going to do - Make a prediction. Whoever disagrees with me can make a bet with me. Whoever wins the bet picks a new avatar for the loser, who will have to wear that avatar for a week.

    Here is my prediction - The Republicans keep the Wisconsin Senate. Explanation to be given at the bottom of this post.

    Who wants to challenge me? Anybody got the guts?



    6 down and 2 to go. However, I believe that this is the maximum number of recalls that the Dems will be able to initiate, as the other 2 are not vulnerable. I had predicted 5, so I missed the mark by one, which is not too bad.

    Why will Republicans win the recall war? Here it is.

    1) Dems have now recalled 6 Republicans. They will not recall the other 2.

    2) Republicans have recalled 3 Democrats. They will not recall any more.

    3) Dems will be successful in winning 3 of the Republican districts.

    4) Republicans will be successful in winning one of the Democratic districts.

    5) Net gain for the Democrats is 2.

    6) But the Dems need a net gain of 3 to take over the Wisconsin Senate.

    7) Therefore the Republicans come out on top, keep the Senate, and win the Battle of Wisconsin.

    You heard it from me.

    Article is here.
    Shame this doesnt exist on a federal level.

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