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Checking in with Chuck Todd: Low voter turnout and school board recalls

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Posted at 5:23 PM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 18:23:06-05

Senators and state lawmakers move over, school board races are the new vortex of political discourse.

TMJ4's Chief Political Reporter Charles Benson talks with NBC's Chuck Todd, Moderator of Meet the Press about the high profile school board races and recalls.

Wisconsin was second in the nation behind California in 2021 for the number of school board recalls.

This week, voters in ultra liberal San Francisco ousted school board members. So what's going on? Is this about COVID-19 pandemic policies or a deeper awakening of public education?

Also this week, a majority of Milwaukee voters stayed home for a once in a generation primary to elect a new mayor. Fewer than 62,000 city residents voted in Tuesday's primary - a 22% turnout. Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson and former Alderman Bob Donovan advanced to the April 5th general election.

Milwaukee's not alone. New York City's Mayoral election last year was a record low turnout. Are Mayors losing clout with voters?

You can watch Meet the Press every Sunday morning at 8AM on TMJ4.

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