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About that record turnout

I said Tuesday that I would eat the hat (pictured) of the Government Accountability Board's Kevin Kennedy if Wisconsin had a record primary turnout.

Who knows what prompted him to predict that 1.2-million people, 28% of those eligible, would vote?

In reality, it was about two-thirds of that bold and silly prediction.

But all day long, right up until the polls closed, the news media continued to report that a record turnout was expected.  Not one media outlet that I found bothered to actually check any polling places to see how many people were actually showing up.

I predict that even more people will vote in  November, and the media won't know any more about turnout that day than they did on Tuesday.

By the way, did you hear about all of the attempted voter fraud?  Me neither.


September 15, 2010 - 8:03pm