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Email to Wis. Gov. Initially Favored Union Rights

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 11:42 PM

 

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Faced with a growing protest movement, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker cited his email, confidently declaring that most people writing his office had urged him to eliminate nearly all union rights for state workers.

But an Associated Press analysis of the emails from last month shows that, for close to a week, messages in Walker's inbox were running roughly 2-to-1 against his plans. The tide did not turn in his favor until shortly after Democrats fled the state to stop a vote they knew they would lose.

The AP analyzed more than 26,000 emails sent to Walker from the time he formally announced his plans until he first mentioned the emails in public.

During that time, the overall tally ran 55 percent in support, 44 percent against.

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