One of the most closely watched and dramatic state races will come to a resolution today. Voters in Wisconsin are going to the polls to decide whether to replace first term Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Shortly after he was elected, Walker passed legislation that severely limited the collective bargaining rights of public workers. Sixteen months later, after non-stop protests and after Democratic politicians fled the state to unsuccessfully try to stall the law and after a brutal campaign, we’ll know if Walker will keep his job, or if voters decide to trigger a recall and hand over the reins to Milwaukee’s Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett.
The race has also become a proxy of sorts for national politics. Both campaigns have been flooded with out-of-state money and many are looking at this race for clues as to how the general election in November will shape up.
The polls close at 9 p.m. ET. We will be live blogging tonight, keeping a close eye on Wisconsin, but also keeping in mind that there are primaries in California, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. Refresh this page to see the latest updates.
Update at 7:12 p.m. ET. Live Results:
You’ll find real-time results from Wisconsin below: