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My friend Rod was quoted in today's Freeman speaking yesterday at his polling station. It's funny because I said the same thing. I worked the polls 16 hours yesterday. Huge turnout. Nearly 40 percent. The great weather helped, but 40 percent? I had the feeling more people are paying attention and interested in politics.
Should we expect more complaints?
Nearly a thousand of my neighbors showed up to vote in Waukesha's 4th District. I just want to say it was GREAT to see you. You kept us busy all day till close of polls, and we appreciate it. So happy to see you care enough for the future that you're willing to help change it.
This was the best election I've worked. Everything went so smoothly . . . didn't run out of ballots, enough experienced poll workers, no mistakes, and we finished up and got out of there on time.
In hindsight we could've used more voting booths and a larger room, but who'd expect this large of a turnout for a primary?
If you want the true numbers of voters don't count the votes for governor. Lots of people didn't vote for governor. I didn't. And all those hundreds of people who checked only the party at the top of the ballot thinking they were voting a straight party ticket? They ended up not voting for anyone. Even though we mentioned it hundreds of times, and had it posted for all to see, many ballots didn't have a single person checked due to the primary confusion.
Many expressed disappointment they couldn't cross party lines, and many had their ballot rejected because they did.
Very proud of my fellow citizens for exercising their right to vote. Keep it up and we'll see you again in November.