Scenes From Wisconsin On Recall Eve

  • The statue, "Forward", circa 1893, stands in front of the capitol building. "Forward" is the state motto, and both campaigns have been using that motion in their ads.
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    The statue, "Forward", circa 1893, stands in front of the capitol building. "Forward" is the state motto, and both campaigns have been using that motion in their ads.

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  • Barbara Forgue of Marshall, Wis., a union member and regular at daily gathering at the Capitol.
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    Barbara Forgue of Marshall, Wis., a union member and regular at daily gathering at the Capitol.
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  • John Schaeffer, of Madison, a regular at anti-Walker demonstrations at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison.
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    John Schaeffer, of Madison, a regular at anti-Walker demonstrations at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison.
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  • Fourth graders from Wauwatosa get a lesson in democracy while on a field trip to the state Capitol in Madison.
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    Fourth graders from Wauwatosa get a lesson in democracy while on a field trip to the state Capitol in Madison.
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  • The state Capitol rotunda, scene of the upheaval and tumult following Gov. Scott Walker's rollback of public union collective bargaining rights, on Monday.
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    The state Capitol rotunda, scene of the upheaval and tumult following Gov. Scott Walker's rollback of public union collective bargaining rights, on Monday.
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  • Wisconsin's Senate chamber, scene of so much partisan division this year, is quiet a day before the recall election, occupied only by a group of crystal spiritualists drawn by its beautiful round design.
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    Wisconsin's Senate chamber, scene of so much partisan division this year, is quiet a day before the recall election, occupied only by a group of crystal spiritualists drawn by its beautiful round design.
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Demonstrations and contemplation were evident at the Wisconsin state Capitol on Monday.

Union members and supporters gathered at noon — as they have done since the original "occupation" of the rotunda in protest of the policies of Gov. Scott Walker. Others found in the building a place for quiet discussion.

Click through the slideshow above for some of those scenes, as witnessed by NPR reporters Liz Halloran and Don Gonyea.

On Tuesday, voters across the state will decide in a gubernatorial recall whether to retain Walker, the Republican, or replace him with Democrat Tom Barrett.

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