Fox News: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wins; First Governor In US History To Survive Recall Election

Fox News projects reports that Wisconsin residents on Tuesday voted by a wide marginin favor of keeping GOP Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election organized after he eliminated collectively bargain agreements for most state employees to cut a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall.

Democrats and unions argued that Walker had gone too far in cuts of collective bargaining agreements of public sector employees, then helped organize massive statehouse protests and gather 900,000 signatures for the recall vote. Walker was challenged by Democratic Mayor of Milwaukee Tom Barrett.

Walker had 53 percent of the vote, while Barrett had 46 percent.

Over 70 percent of voters turned out in Racine, Wisconsin.

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