Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Walker has no mandate to force the NW WI iron mine

Scott Walker ran up majorities elsewhere, but got 25% fewer votes in Ashland and Iron Counties combined than did Mary Burke, records' reporting shows.

Burke's vote total was 5,234. Walker's was 4,085.

People want the Penokee Hills and the Bad River watershed along Lake Superior left alone.

The open-pit mine is planned to follow a deeply-buried ore deposit for miles across both counties, regardless of the company's current, ever-changing and PR-driven map and plan.


Anonymous said...

Maybe paper ballots account for this?

James Rowen said...

More people oppose mountain - top removal, forest clear-cuts, waterway filling and toxic runoff than favor them.