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    Democrats Win Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat

    Democrats keep winning these special elections.What's the secret to their success?
    Ignoring the NYT op-ed page?
    Ignoring the advice of conservative "Never-Trumpers"?

    What was supposed to be a Non-partisan race... was very partisan. Democratic messaging continues to improve:

    Wisconsin Democrats declared victory on Tuesday night after Milwaukee Judge Rebecca Dallet won a bitter race for a seat on the state’s Supreme Court.

    Dallet’s win over Judge Michael Screnock shrunk the conservative majority on the court to one vote, after a campaign that had become the latest test of Trump-era liberal activism and political spending.

    Both candidates and their supporters turned the race, which is technically nonpartisan, into a political referendum. Dallet ran early ads that accused President Trump of “attack[ing] our civil rights and our values,” while Screnock portrayed himself as a “rule of law” conservative endorsed by the National Rifle Association. By election day, more than $2.5 million had been spent on TV ads.

    With 41 precincts of reporting, Dallet had 56.5 percent of the vote and Screnock had 43.5 percent.

    Voters also defeated a ballot measure that would have abolished the state treasurer’s office, and which was backed by Gov. Scott Walker (R).

    The margin, in particular, is impressive. The stark difference between the candidates really shows. Can we just put a stake in "both sides are the same" yet?

    “He has advocated on behalf of gerrymandering, rigging our maps in our state, which has been found to be unconstitutional,” said Dallet in a March debate with Screnock. “He has stood in front of women’s ability to access their lawful rights, and he’s been arrested twice for doing that.”

    Screnock, who acknowledged his past as a protester, said Dallet was the real activist in the race and he could be an honest broker.

    “Everything changed when I became a judge,” he said. “I am no longer an advocate for any party that comes in front of me. I am no longer an advocate for any issue that comes in front of me.”

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    I can see why the Republicans want to stop holding special elections so badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrt View Post
    I can see why the Republicans want to stop holding special elections so badly.
    I think they just want to stop holding elections period. Unless of course Democrats get the majority.. then they become important to America again.

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    Somehow, this quote brought smile to my face.

    "I don't want to support anyone who's backed by the NRA right now," said Phil Ouellette, 59, who works in advertising.

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    Republicans win again!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    Republicans win again!!!!!!!!
    Dewey defeats Truman!!!!!!!!

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    Trump was right, we're winning so much it's making my head spin.

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    Not too surprising, the majority of voters are fed up with Trump and the republicans mishandling of government.

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