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24 of 32 Wisconsin towns vote for withdrawal from Iraq

April 5, 2006


— Twenty-four of 32 Wisconsin communities approved referendums Tuesday calling for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, while eight others voted against such measures.

Though the referendums carry no weight - municipal governments can't dictate the federal government's actions - organizers hoped to send a message.

The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, which helped organize the efforts, was already looking at expanding it to more cities in future elections, said spokeswoman Rachel Friedman. She said elected officials should take the results into account as they look toward the November elections.

Most of the referendums asked whether the voters supported withdrawing the troops immediately.

The town of Evansville also had a question on showing support for President Bush, a measure that voters rejected.


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