Pre-Results Election Roundup

Lamest Story of the Day Award goes to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's election blog entry: Poll Worker Mistakenly Asks for IDs.

If you're too lazy to read it (I know I would be), I'll summarize. A poll worker mistakenly asks for a voter to show ID. He does not, although his wife reaches for hers. A polling official tells the worker not to ask for ID. Democrats complain.

Weasliest Story: Fair Wisconsin (a group opposing the amendment limiting marriage to a man and a woman) called voters leaving a message insinuating that voting "no" would be a no to gay marriage, not a no to the amendment banning gay marriage. I realize there were a lot of negatives in that sentence. Try to keep up, Junior.

According to The Journal Sentinel, the message was a follows:
Hi, this is Sue. Today is election day, and when you go to vote, I urge you to remember our children. I urge you to vote No on the constitutional amendment on gay marriage. Vote No to send a message that some things are too important to change. In Wisconsin, marriage is a man and a woman. Vote No to make sure activist judges don't get involved and determine what marriage might mean, like they have in other states. Vote No to protect our children, our families, and our way of life. Vote No on the gay marriage amendment.

"Authorized and paid for by Fair Wisconsin Committee, Michael Childress, Treasurer."

Fair Wisconsin apparently realizes that they have nothing to lose (if the amendment fails, they won't be an organization tomorrow morning). The Marquette group Students for a Fair Wisconsin violated Marquette University rules by distributing campaign materials in dorms and campus housing.