BREAKING: Walker wins Wisconsin recall, CNN projects
June 5th, 2012
09:58 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Walker wins Wisconsin recall, CNN projects

(CNN) - In a vote with possible presidential election implications, Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin will survive a bitter recall effort, CNN projects.


Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. celmasri

    Re-count.....too close to call!

    June 5, 2012 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  2. VG

    This is the greatest news!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 5, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  3. Sydnium S. Washington

    When Walker's in it to win it, Wisconsin will be one GOP keeper for the November election. Boo ya, Democrats! NJ, NM and CA, too.

    June 5, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. scott

    This is good news, no longer will the Democrats and their Union's will be able to bully people. I guess Americans are realizing that Unions are a thing of the past.

    June 5, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  5. nautiusm

    Goodbye unions!! Wisconsin just sounded your death knell! Way to go voters!! Way to democracy!

    June 5, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  6. KennyG

    Fantastic. Dems use bully tactics to try to oust the governor, the one elected by the people of the state. The people win.

    June 5, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  7. Doug

    Congrats to Scott Walker and Wisconsin. Now, let's take the White House.

    June 5, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  8. Sko

    20% win, CNN calls a narrow win....what?

    June 5, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  9. Jerry

    I really hope this projection is not true. How could a majority of voters be so misguided?

    June 5, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  10. Tony

    The national implications are all wrong for Republicans. Even though Walker won, Obama beat Romney handily in the exit polls Is it possible to recall Romney?

    June 5, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  11. Pete

    Hopefully this will be an indication that we could say "adios" to the communists in November!! NIce try pinkos but your system failed again, as it did all over the world were communism and socialism were forced on the people. It just doesn't work. GIVE IT UP!!!

    June 5, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  12. dave

    at the moment of your prediction 33% of precincts have sent in their confirmations

    June 5, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  13. Name Dean

    Unions and Obama lose...yea..

    June 5, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  14. Bill

    The people of Wisconsin have shown that our traditional values and belief in personal accountability continue even in this crazy time where far left zealots seem to get all the headlines.

    June 5, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  15. Whittster

    Unions and Dinosaurs-the same fate. For 50 years the Union thugs have held taxpayers hostage. NO MORE!!! Way to go Gov Walker!

    June 5, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  16. TOOBAD S. SAD

    No surprise in Wisconsin. Saw this coming.

    June 5, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  17. AmandaInTN

    Hope you guys are happy. When the conservatives get their way, all collective bargaining will be a thing of the past. Then they will start attacking the labor laws.

    June 5, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  18. Matt

    This is great for Wisconsin and America.

    June 5, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  19. Huh?

    Why no precinct results?

    June 5, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  20. lynno

    If a recall doesn't work maybe an indictment will.

    June 5, 2012 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  21. Larry

    Future teachers will be lucky to earn minimum wage with no benefits in Wisconsin. Wisconsin wins Red status.

    June 5, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  22. thinksome1

    Too close to call? 58% versus 41% is not a very close result. 3-2 for Walker. Just not enough rabid union members in Wisconsin, I guess. Some of the ugliest human behavior I have ever seen occurred during a union strike. Reminded me of abortion protests and religious extremists. The world has moved on and the unions have had their day. God bless em tough for all they did for workers in the coal mines, meat packing industries and other areas. They just went overboard, going from protecting worker rights to bankrupting good companies with outrageous demands when they had the companies over the barrel. I currently work in a union factory. Some of the things that go on are poison to a striving company.

    June 5, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  23. Michael A. Marzullo

    I'll bet you dollars to donuts that President Obama will be spending more time in Wisconsin than in Marthas Vineyard between now and November.

    June 5, 2012 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Ye-ahhhhh! We stand with Walker!

    June 5, 2012 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  25. gay guy

    We won dembos, cause yall are mean, AND WE WILL TAKE OUR NATION BACK ON NOV. 6th

    June 5, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
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