Wisconsin’s intense, passionate recall battle came to a close Tuesday night, with Scott Walker retaining his title as governor. After the projections were in, CNN headed to Badger State to get some reactions — including one from a Tom Barrett supporter who was very emotional. Unable to hold back tears, he lamented the results, angrily decrying the end of democracy.
Before cutting to the voter, Mike, John King noted that he “underscored” his disappointment. “We’re not just disappointed,” the voter said, “this is the end of democracy.”
Noting they got outspent $34 million to $4 million, he said, “This was the biggest election in America.” Becoming more emotional, he went on to say, “Democracy died tonight.” Acknowledging he’s “very emotional,” he broke into tears, saying, “This was it. If we didn’t win tonight, the end of the USA as we know it just happened.”
Before King chimed back in, the voter got his message in once more: “Democracy’s dead.”
Take a look, via CNN:
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