Wisconsin Recall As Told By Instagram

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Tuesday, voters of Wisconsin will decide whether or not to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. As one of the most expensive elections in American history, the media has been covering the story in print and online. Meanwhile, residents and reporters take to Instagram to tell their story.


  1. Saturday morning, around 4,000 gathered to hear keynote speakers stress the importance of Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin at the Racine Tea Party rally in support of Wisc. Governor Scott Walker.
  2. NBCNews
    RT @AlexNBCNews
    RNC Chairman Reince Preibus (w/ sunglasses) addresses this WI Tea Party rally #wisconsinrecall http://instagr.am/p/LYK0FxTAv0/
  3. AlexNBCNews
    [email protected] speaking praise of Gov. Walker at Racine Tea Party rally #wisconsinrecall #decision2012 http://instagr.am/p/LYHJ8HTAtq/
  4. Rep. Paul Ryan told the Wisconsin crowd, “You know what? On Tuesday we save Wisconsin, and on Nov. 6, Wisconsin saves America.”
  5. AlexNBCNews
    Ryan didn’t mention anything about Romney specifically (nor VP rumors) in his very short speech — main focus on #wisconsinrecall
  6. Both Governor Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett attended the Brown Co. Dairy Breakfast during the final weekend before the recall election.
  7. AlexNBCNews
    Gov. Walker serves eggs at the Brown Co. Dairy Breakfast in De Pere, WI #wisconsinrecall http://instagr.am/p/LaiBKRTAgy/
  8. AlexNBCNews
    Democratic challenger Barrett arrives to serve eggs at the Brown Co. Breakfast #wisconsinrecall http://instagr.am/p/LalYmmzAil/
  9. Friday, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett held his own rally in Pere Marquette Park, with an appearance from former president Bill Clinton.
  10. NBCNews
    Fmr Pres. Bill #Clinton & Democratic challenger Tom Barrett rally ahead of next week’s #WisconsinRecall. PHO http://instagr.am/p/LV298UR9-E/
  11. Clinton spoke to the importance of recalling Governor Scott Walker: “Ordinarily, I’m against recall elections. I went to try to fight one in California…But sometimes, it is the only way to avoid a disastrous course. Sometimes, it is the only way to avoid being misunderstood.”
  12. Bill Clinton
  13. Journalists and photographers aren’t the only ones using Instagram to tell the Wisconsin recall story. Politicos from across the state of Wisconsin are uploading photos representing their sentiment towards the recall election, showcasing the sights and sounds of Wisconsin in the week leading up to the election. Here are a few creative photos from Instagrammers (igers) who have successfully used the social media platform to tell the Wisconsin recall story.
  14. Solidarity #recallwalker #wisconsin
    Sat, Jun 02 2012 13:10:02
  15. They are taking this seriously. #scottwalker #standwithwalker #recall
    Mon, May 14 2012 21:14:49
  16. Chili is a patriot dog here in Wisconsin in support of @govwalker! WALKER IS WORKING! #wirecall #wiunion
    Fri, Jun 01 2012 12:59:54
  17. Hey, Wisconsin friends, vote on Tuesday! #recallwalker #reclaimWI
    Sat, Jun 02 2012 17:33:47
  18. My new shirt about sums it up! :P
    Wed, May 30 2012 01:08:33
  19. #voting complete. Great vibe and beautiful people … #recallwalker #wisconsinvote #wisconsin
    Tue, May 08 2012 18:21:39
  20. #truedat #scottwalker #wisconsin
    Sat, May 26 2012 19:21:27
  21. #wiunion #wirecall
    Fri, Jun 01 2012 11:03:10
  22. 21 – where you stand (with scott walker) #gowalker #govwalker #mayphotoaday
    Mon, May 21 2012 23:02:16
  23. Bye bye #recall #wiunion #solidaritywi #recallwi #recallwalker
    Thu, May 17 2012 22:04:37
  24. Political statements at #graduation. #Republican #Walker #Wisconsin
    Sun, Jun 03 2012 17:10:29
  25. The dog ate my absentee ballot request! #recall #ScottWalker
    Fri, May 11 2012 15:45:32

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