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This should scare the shit out of Trump: Upset Victory in Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Gives Democrats a Lift

By rdm follow rdm   2020 Apr 13, 10:39pm 344 views   10 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


So they tried to keep people away from the polls by not delaying the election in the midst of the pandemic, only 5 polling places in Milwaukee were open, long lines and the Republican Trump endorsed incumbent still lost ...by a lot. Trump has to win Wisconsin to have a plausible path to reelection.


Upset Victory in Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Gives Democrats a Lift

"Democrats scored a significant victory in Wisconsin on Monday night when a liberal challenger upset a Trump-backed incumbent to win a State Supreme Court seat, a down-ballot race that illustrated strong turnout and vote-by-mail efforts in a presidential battleground state.

The victory, by upward of 120,000 votes as of Monday night, came as a shock to Republicans and Democrats alike in Wisconsin, where contests for president, governor and the state’s high court in the last four years have all been decided by about 30,000 votes or less. It followed weeks of Democratic anger over Republicans’ insistence on holding elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Wisconsin’s map on Monday night looked like a dream general election result for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic nominee — stronger than typical for Democrats in the suburbs and a respectable showing among the state’s blue-collar white voters in rural counties. But officials from both parties cautioned against overinterpreting the Supreme Court results, given the bizarre circumstances surrounding the high court race.

The challenger for the court seat, Jill Karofsky, ousted the conservative incumbent, Justice Daniel Kelly, in a contest with broad potential implications for voting rights in Wisconsin’s November general election. Justice Kelly became just the second incumbent State Supreme Court justice to be ousted at the polls since 1967. President Trump had boasted that his endorsement of Justice Kelly had unnerved Democrats in the state."
1   WookieMan   ignore (5)   2020 Apr 13, 11:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's the midwest. Right leaning old people here are taking the Wuhan virus seriously and didn't want to go out. Hell, even my left leaning mom wouldn't go out to vote if given the same timeline as WI.

You have to account for circumstance. This was a pure young person vote. Sucks for Wisconsin though as someone that visits frequently. It took a step closer towards looking like failed IL after that vote. This isn't a positive outcome regardless of your view on Trump.
2   rdm   ignore (2)   2020 Apr 14, 9:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
It took a step closer towards looking like failed IL after that vote.


So why did the Republicans refuse to delay the elections?

Illinois is the result of decades of corruption and stupid decisions at the State level from both Republicans and Democrats. I know I lived through it. But that said Scott Walker was a horrible, corrupt, Koch sucking Governor of Wisconsin.
3   socal2   ignore (1)   2020 Apr 14, 9:10am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

rdm says
Illinois is the result of decades of corruption and stupid decisions at the State level from both Republicans and Democrats.


What are you smoking? Chicago with pretty much runs the state hasn't had a Republican Mayor in almost a century (1931)!

All of the dysfunction, bankrupt pensions, crime, murder, union corruption, high property taxes is a result of the Democrat Machine that has a death grip on Illinois politics.
4   WookieMan   ignore (5)   2020 Apr 14, 9:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

rdm says
So why did the Republicans refuse to delay the elections?

Miscalculation? I don't know. Older people tend to lean right and especially the educated ones are just staying home no matter what. That's my best guess. Younger people tend to feel more invincible and statistically are against Wuhan Bat Virus. My guess is Madison and Milwaukee were the reason. When the state is back to normal and get normal voter turnout, I still think Trump takes the state.

I'm a FIB anyway. Got that name because they don't like IL in Wisconsin (besides our tourism $$$). During normal times, they're more likely to reject anything that looks or smells like IL. Biden doesn't stand a chance in Wisconsin when talking about POTUS.
5   Shaman   ignore (2)   2020 Apr 14, 1:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Republicans don’t vote as much in a primary where the incumbent is President. Same wirh Democrats. It might be shallow, but people don’t see elections as being too important unless their guy is on the ticket. So Dem advantage bigly for a special election during a primary where only Dems are voting on a Presidential candidate.

Don’t read too much into it.
6   marcus   ignore (12)   2020 Apr 14, 2:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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Trump's overlords don't want him to be President for another term.

They want some commie libruls in there to blame for the aftermath Trump's policies. Taxes might even need to be raised. You gotta get some fiscally conscious libs in to do that. As evil as those libtards are, at least they know that at some point lowering taxes doesn't actually raise tax revenues (as promoted trickle down theory). Added advantage is that after they get libs in there to raise taxes on workings class and middle class income, they can bring republicans back to lower taxes on investments etc. It's all about shifting the tax burden off the backs of the rich and on to the middle class, just as the founding father intended.
7   NoCoupForYou   ignore (4)   2020 Apr 14, 2:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says

They want some commie libruls in there to blame for the aftermath Trump's policies. Taxes might even need to be raised.


hahahha

Fiscally conscious as Illinois and California?
8   rdm   ignore (2)   2020 Apr 14, 5:50pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

socal2 says
Chicago with pretty much runs the state hasn't had a Republican Mayo


Clearly you don't know Illinois politics, given your posting name that is perhaps understandable. No question Chicago has a large influence on the state. But prior to the current situation divided government was the norm for Illinois. Corrupt governors and Sec. of State from both parties and a legislature that was often mixed. It was a pay to play state no matter who was in power. Senate often Republican, the House almost always Dem. Govenors back and forth. It was a swingish state not that long ago. Had a Republican governor defeated in 2018. The Dems have consolidated power. Downstate is Republican, with a few bastions of Dems. Chicago is blue but in the past the collar counties around Chicago were very Republican and offset Chicago, their movement to blue has really gutted the Republican party.
9   rdm   ignore (2)   2020 Apr 14, 6:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Shaman says
So Dem advantage bigly for a special election during a primary where only Dems are voting on a Presidential candidate.


This would be true if there was a truly contested primary. Want to risk getting sick to vote in a primary where the outcome was already decided? Not sure how significant the win is but this guy is concerned.

“While the dynamics surrounding the election and their impact on the outcome are still being sorted out, the spread and the margin on this race is absolutely concerning for Republicans in Midwestern battleground states,” said Nick Everhart, a Republican strategist in Ohio. “I’d be the first to admit that from afar, I really thought that this was going to be won by the Republican.”

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