Friday, November 17, 2006

Badger Ballot Breakdown IV

Some more exit poll information coming out of Wisconsin. Much higher turnout among college aged students. Its being theorized that the gay marriage ban (which passed) brought out higher numbers of previously disengaged young voters. The beneficiaries--not only re-elected Governor Jim Doyle, but Democratic candidates for the state legislature. This was especially pronounced in the western part of the state, home to a significant number of colleges. Congressman Ron Kind (WI3), himself, has five branches of the UW system in his district. As I focused on in a previous post, the Democrats picked up two state Senate seats in this area. It goes to show that these ballot measures sometimes have serious unintended consequences.

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