Two bits of encouraging anecdotal information regarding voter turnout in the conservative suburbs in the Wisconsin Recall vote. First via Power Line Live.
Chuck Bogh 12:29PM
Just heard from my sister in River Falls WI. At 8:45 she was voter number 210, which is a huge turnout so early.
Second comes from the Weekly Standard where Bill Kristol received this email.
Now that my vote is cast, I am going to try to avoid analysis of the recall election today (capped off with a trip to Miller Park tonight to watch the Brewers beat the hapless Cubbies with my family).... Beforehand, however, I thought I would share this anecdote from my voting place.
I live in Mequon, which is a suburb of Milwaukee in Ozaukee County. This is clearly Walker country. The polls opened at 7 a.m. I arrived at 7:20 a.m. to a line running outside of the school and a 45 minute wait to cast my ballot. I have voted at the same location in every state and national election since 2002, and I have never seen that many people at the polls at that hour of the day. People seemed enthusiastic to be there this morning, with several in line mentioning how important this election is for Wisconsin.
Now that is an unscientific sample, to say the least. But if Governor Walker can maintain that level of turnout throughout the day, I think he is in for a good night. I certainly hope so.
Democratic enthusiasm remains a question mark. But I can't help but be encouraged by reports of this kind of turnout in the conservative strongholds.