Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Recall Election

Results of this summer recall election in Wisconsin are really disappointing to those who worked hard to question the direction the State is taking under governor Scott Walker.  The results are disappointing not because the governor was voted back to office but because of the way the election was conducted and the results were proclaimed. This is the first time in US history for a failed recall election. There are many unanswered questions as to what went wrong.

Why would citizens bother to vote when the big media declares a winner before voting ends and before the votes are completely counted?  Barely an hour after the polls were closed and only 20% of the votes counted, Scott Walker was declared the winner of the recall elections.  Absentee votes were to be counted till Friday, 3 day after the Tuesday vote.  20% of the returns do not accurately reflect the will of the people.  The most frustrating thing is that the democratic candidate conceded defeat at around 10 PM as soon as the big media declared Scott Walker the winner.

I am really disappointed by the unprofessional coverage of the big national media and their lack of honest education and examination of the challenges facing the nation. I am equally disappointed by citizens who are easily deceived by media lies and propaganda funded by the big businesses for the interest of big business and not for the common good.  Our democracy is taking a turn for the worst. Elected offices now appear to be for sale to the highest bidder.

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