MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - It’s not just people who are on Tuesday’s recall primary ballots.
At least some voters are making it clear that they don’t care much for the recall process itself.
Carl Schramm of Whitefish Bay told the AP that Walker was “duly elected.” He said the recall elections are “stupid,” and he voted for the governor.
Beloit investment adviser Erik Dahlberg said Walker deserves the 4 years he earned when he was elected in 2010. He said the governor was only doing his job, and he thinks the political process should be allowed to work.
But Whitefish Bay marketing consultant Amy Westrup said this gives her another chance to vote for Democrat Tom Barrett – just like she in 2010 when the Milwaukee mayor lost by 5 points to the Republican Walker. She told the AP that the chance to overturn the 2010 vote in just a year-and-a-half is, “the ultimate mulligan – a do-over for the state.”
Schramm said it’s an expensive do-over. The state Government Accountability Board said it would cost $8 million to hold today’s primaries statewide – and $9 million more for the general election on June 5th.
Because the elections were not certain last fall, most local governments in Wisconsin didn’t budget for it.
Tuesday’s primaries are also picking the Democratic finalists for lieutenant governor and 4 state Senate seats.