Saturday, November 12, 2016

Meet the members of Donald Trump's transition team: Rick Dearborn


A Wisconsin connection

Photo credit:  Twitter
Text from 12/13/2004 press release from Sen. Sessions' office

Sen. Jeff Sessions was the first U.S. Senator to endorse Donald Trump.

Scott Walker appears to respect Sessions' views on immigration.

Other transition team posts:
Stephen Bannon.  (11/12/2016)

Case of the Quadrennial Democrats UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Forest County Wisconsin


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •  +28.3%  Republicans
  •   -34.7%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 80 (2%)
  • Jill Stein 36 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party

Counties where Trump won 60% or more of the vote are highlighted. 

Original 11/9/2014 post, "Forest County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.


2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  41.5% vs. 9% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  40% vs. 6% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 14% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke's total was 4% less than Tom Barrett's.

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)
Douglas County.  (11/11/2016)
Dunn County.  (11/11/2016)
Eau Claire County.  (11/11/2016)
Florence County.  (11/12/2016)
Fond du Lac County.  (11/12/2016)

Case of the Quadrennial Democrats UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Fond du Lac County Wisconsin


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •  +2.2%  Republicans
  •   -22.2%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 1,910 (4%)
  • Jill Stein 449 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party.  (Counties where Trump received 60% or more of votes are highlighted)


Original 11/8/2014 post, "Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.


2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  43% vs. 13% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  33% vs. 9.5% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 3,066 votes (12.6%) in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke exceeded Tom Barrett's vote total by 14%

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)
Douglas County.  (11/11/2016)
Dunn County.  (11/11/2016)
Eau Claire County.  (11/11/2016)
Florence County.  (11/12/2016)

Case of the Quadrennial Democrats UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Florence County Wisconsin


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •  +15.3%  Republicans
  •   -30.1%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 64 (2%)
  • Jill Stein 17 (<1 1="" li="">

County rankings of vote change by party


Original 11/8/2014 post, "Florence County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.


2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  46% vs. 21% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  34% vs. 18% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 12.6% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke exceeded Tom Barrett's vote total by 2.4%

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)
Douglas County.  (11/11/2016)
Dunn County.  (11/11/2016)
Eau Claire County.  (11/11/2016)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Actually, folks, the river didn't rise on this election day


(Revised headline for online editiona0

Source:  Federal Election Commission (1980-2012), Google (2016)

And no, USA Today, this didn't happen either.


Preliminarily, voter turnout decreased 1.8% compared to 2012, 3.5% compared to 2008.





Case of the Quadrennial Democrats UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Eau Claire County Wisconsin


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •  +0.2%  Republicans
  •   -11.1%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 2,500 (5%)
  • Jill Stein 699 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party


Original 11/8/2014 post, "Eau Claire County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats". starts here.


2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  44% vs. 4% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  31% vs. 13% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 12.5% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke exceeded Tom Barrett's vote total by 15%

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)
Douglas County.  (11/11/2016)
Dunn County.  (11/11/2016)

Case of the Quadrennial Democrats UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Dunn County Wisconsin


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •  +12.1%  Republicans
  •   -20.2%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 1,094 (5%)
  • Jill Stein 297 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party


Original 12/7/2014 post, "Dunn County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.


2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  54% vs. 24% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  37.5% vs. 20% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 13% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke exceeded Tom Barrett's vote total by 18%

Dunn County appears to have the largest variations for both Democrats and Republicans of all of the counties I've covered so far.

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)
Douglas County.  (11/11/2016)

UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Douglas County Wisconsin (And here we thought the GOP had a problem)


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •  +25.3%  Republicans
  •   -22.5%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 723 (3%)
  • Jill Stein 337 (2%)

County rankings of vote change by party


Original 11/7/2014 post, "Douglas County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats ", starts here.

2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  45% vs. 20% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  35.5% vs. 22% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total decreased by 4% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke exceeded Tom Barrett's vote total by 10%

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)

UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Door County Wisconsin (And here we thought the GOP had a problem)


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •  +5.7%  Republicans
  •  -14.2%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 558 (3%)
  • Jill Stein 145 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party


Original 11/7/2014 post, "Door County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.


2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  34% vs. 2.5% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  27% vs. a 0.4% INCREASE for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 18% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke exceeded Tom Barrett's vote total by 1.8%

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)

UPDATE. Chilton Public Library holdings, 2011-2015


Somehow, Chilton escaped notice during my 2014 A to Z overview.




2011-2015 changes:
  • Books |  -7,974
  • Audio |    +927
  • Video |     +538
  • Periodicals | +6
  • Expenditures | +$138 (+0.3%) 

Other updates:
Abbotsford Public Library.  (9/20/2016)
Adams County Public Library.  (9/20/2016)
Albertson Memorial Library.  (9/20/2016)
Algoma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Alma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Altoona Public Library.  (9/22/2016)
Amery Area Public Library.  (9/22/2016)
Lettie W. Jensen Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Antigo Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Appleton Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Arcadia Free Public Library.  (9/24/2016)
Argyle Public Library.  (9/24/2016)
Lester Public Library of Arpin.  (9/25/2016)
Vaughn Public Library, Ashland.  (9/25/2016)
Augusta Memorial Public Library.  (9/26/2016)
Baldwin Public Library.  (9/27/2016)
Balsam Lake Public Library.  (9/28/2016)
Baraboo Public Library.  (9/29/2016)
Barneveld Public Library.  (9/30/2016)
Barron Public Library.  (10/1/2016)
Bayfield Carnegie Library.  (10/2/2016)
Beaver Dam Community Library.  (10/3/2016)
Belleville Public Library.  (10/4/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (10/5/2016)
Beloit Public Library.  (10/6/2016)
Benton Public Library.  (10/7/2016)
Berlin Public Library.  (10/9/2016)
Big Bend Village Library.  (10/10/2016)
Black Creek Village Library,.  (10/11/2016)
Black Earth Public Library.  (10/12/2016)
Black River Falls Public Library.  (10/13/2016)
Blair-Preston Public Library.  (10/14/2016)
Blanchardville Public Library.  (10/15/2016)
G. E. Bleskacek Memorial Family Library.  (10/16/2016)
Bloomington Public Library.  (10/17/2016)
Hildebrand Memorial Library, Boscobel.  (10/18/2016)
Boulder Junction Public Library.  (10/19/2016)
Boyceville Public Library.  (10/20/2016)
Brandon Public Library.  (10/21/2016)
Brillion Public Library.  (10/22/2016)
Brodhead Memorial Public Library.  (10/23/2016)
Brookfield Public Library.  (10/24/2016)
Brown Deer Public Library.  (10/25/2016)
Brownsville Public Library.  (10/26/2016)
Bruce Area Library. (10/27/2016)
Burlington Public Library.  (10/28/2016)
Butler Public Library.  (10/29/2016)
Forest Lodge Public Library, Cable.  (10/30/2016)
Cadott Community Library.  (10/31/2016)
Jane Morgan Memorial Library, Cambria.  (11/1/2016)

UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Dodge County Wisconsin (And here we thought the GOP had a problem)


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •  +5.7%  Republicans
  •  -25.6%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 1,539 (4%)
  • Jill Stein 361 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party


Original 11/7/2014 post, "Dodge County, Wisconsin:  The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.


2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  47% vs. 10.6% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  32% vs. 6% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 3,319 (15%) in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke exceeded Tom Barrett's vote total by 25% ,which does nothing to close the gap visually.

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)

UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Dane County Wisconsin (And here we thought the GOP had a problem)


The anomaly.  So far, the only Wisconsin county where Romney outpolled Trump and Clinton topped Obama.

2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  • -14.8% Republicans
  •  +0.7% Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 10,544 (3%)
  • Jill Stein 4,314 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party


Original 11/6/2014 post, "Dane County, Wisconsin:  The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.


2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  27% vs. 6.6% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  19% vs. 11% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 8% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke exceeded Tom Barrett's vote total by 17%.

These percentages are not consistent with most of the rest of the state at this point in the alphabet.

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)