June 8, 2011

3 recall elections against Democratic state senators will go forward.

These will go forward on July 12 19th, along with a week after the 6 recall elections for Republican senators.
The Government Accountability Board... took note of Democrats' claims of fraud by circulators of the petitions against the three, but disallowed only about 230 signatures, connected to just one of the circulators, because of the fraud.
Good. 

We just watched Senator Grothman on the Eliot Spitzer show, and he said that "even on [his] darkest days," he did not picture the Democrats taking over the majority in the senate.

(By the way, it was really weird watching that, because Grothman was standing outside the Capitol, a couple miles from where we live, and the tornado warning siren went off. The siren went off on the television, not where we could hear it live, but it seemed to apply to us. We were having a big thunderstorm, with mothball-sized hail.)

ADDED: I had to correct the dates for the elections. Sorry I'd misread that. This means that when the Democrats face recall, we will already know whether there is a potential shift in the majority. That is, if at least 3 Republicans lose their seats, then it will create tremendous pressure on the Republicans to oust a Democrat to regain their majority. I'm assuming we'll know the outcome of the election at that point, but maybe we'll need some recounts and court challenges before we know.

22 comments:

edutcher said...

Always seems to work out a little better for the Demos.

Funny about that.

PS We had the same kind of storm in our neck of the woods yesterday.

rhhardin said...

There's been huge tornado siren inflation since the 70s.

Not only is the radio interrupting every decent talk show with mindless warnings about rain, but they run the sirens for nothing.

This is the mark of a new "public problem" followed by budget allocation and general encroachment into life of its parasites.

Original Mike said...

Good. I couldn't believe that they were not going to run them on the same day. Actually, unfortunately, I could. I'm getting pretty cynical in my old age.

chickenlittle said...

"mothball-sized hail"

How big is a mothball? I had to peak. I'd never heard that comparison.

Irene said...

(smaller than a tennis ball or a golf ball)

Original Mike said...

NO HAIL PLEASE!!! We have a house closing in a week.

Curious George said...

" chickenlittle said...
"mothball-sized hail"

How big is a mothball? I had to peak. I'd never heard that comparison."

It's an official hail size comparison term. Here is the conversion chart:

http://tinyurl.com/48nvex

Original Mike said...

I guess moth balls are old school, Althou.

jeff said...

Ever since Joplin, our weather guy has been cutting in to tell us of storms at the Nebraska border. 200 miles North of us.

Carol_Herman said...

Good. Should make July entertaining.

What voters will do remains unknown. But election fraud, ahead? Who is going to want to volunteer for that? Made worse, if there's a lot of attention paid to these two dates by Internet affectionatos.

Kloppenhoppen just proved you can't get democraps to give you money so you can keep on fighting.

Sooner or later one side wins this thing.

Ann Althouse said...

Strange that people don't remember what mothballs are like. I've never bought mothballs myself, but I remember seeing them... like 50 years ago. There's something about their size that is quite specific and memorable. The alternative is "marble-sized hail." Do you remember what marbles are like? Or have you lost your marbles... -related memories?

marylynn said...

When they close up their summer only cottages for the winter, people often spread mothballs around on the floors and in cabinets, as they supposedly keep the mice out.
As to the recalls, I find it highly unlikely there would be fraud with democrat recall petitions only. No matter, the dems will find a way to steal or invalidate anything that doesn't go their way. I put nothing past people who would pull stunts like the one today with the special olympics event in madison.

Pogo said...

Can't we replace them all with the Special Olympians?

Irene said...

I have a yarn closet filled with knitting projects for about forty sweaters. There are plenty of moth balls in there. It's heartbreaking to work halfway through a skein of cashmere and find the little chomp-chomp-chomp frayed ends.

Moth balls also keep little critters from eating our annuals.

SteveR said...

I've never seen a mothball, I couldn't get their little legs apart

Titus said...

My grandmother used to have mothballs in her closets and I loved to go in the closet and smell them.

tits.

gail said...

An interesting twist in the Sheila Harsdorf-R (10th Senate district) recall effort. (The district covers portions of Dunn, Pierce, St Croix and Polk counties. All these counties are polluted with former MN residents who bring their liberal views and Viking love into this great state.)

"A man who has run in other elections as a Republican may be entering the 10th District Senate recall race as a Democrat in an attempt to force a primary and delay the actual recall election.

Isaac Weix, Menomonie, is circulating nomination papers to become a “protest candidate,” according to the chairmen of the Pierce and St. Croix county Republican parties."

http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/event/article/id/43298/

The Democrat, Shelley Moore, took the podium at the Madison protests.

http://www.youtube.com/user/garza00071#p/a/u/1/QehdhyB7puI

Lem said...

Can't we replace them all with the Special Olympians?

I only recall one recall called Total Recall.

Calypso Facto said...

Yesterday's zombie protesters (or their zombie friends) later arrested.

E.M. Davis said...

I can't believe the good Professor started the headline off with a digit.

Three recall elections ...

Thorley Winston said...

Is there a legitimate reason for not having all nine elections on the same day?

Ann Althouse said...

"Is there a legitimate reason for not having all nine elections on the same day?"

Isn't it that one set was certified earlier than the other and there needs to be a standard time gap between certification and election? They are being treated the same in terms of the period of time between certification and election.