Today's the big election day in Wisconsin -- actually, it's usually a small election day, but then, I'm one of those weird people who votes in pretty much every election I can.https://vpa.wi.gov/
<-- Lots of helpful voter information, such as polling places, hours of operation, etc. Most places in Wisconsin are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Also, Union Cab and Badger Cab are offering free rides to polling places.
Supreme Court elections are usually yawners, but not this time, of course. The candidates themselves aren't advertising any more than usual, really -- they campaign on public funds as a rule, which means no contributions from individuals or companies and therefore not a lot of spare cash -- but the third party ads have been crazy. My favorite is the one that attacks Kloppenburg (an assistant state attorney general) for being both a state employee (*gasp!*) and without judicial experience... which is exactly where Prosser's career stood when he was first elected to the Supreme Court.
In mid-March, Prosser was still running ads saying that he intended to be a "complement" to Walker because his views "closely mirror" the governor's. I'm wondering if he wishes he could take that all back now. He hasn't run those ads recently, that's for sure.This website
has more detailed information about Prosser's voting record, how often he's sided with Walker (about 95% of the time), etc.
And the Tea Party is supporting Prosser -- no surprise there.
The court currently sits at a 4-3 ratio in favor of the more conservative justices. And since Walker's bill is certain to come before the Supreme Court for a ruling on its legality, the composition of the court has suddenly turned incredibly important.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/03/962493/-Whats-at-stake-in-the-Wisconsin-Supreme-Court-race