Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Too many Democrats snoozed their way through Wisconsin's Supreme Court race (Douglas County edition)

An election that is nonpartisan in name only.

Sources:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2018, 2019)

Hagedorn received 28% more votes than Screnock.  Neubauer received 0.6% more votes than Dallet. 

Related reading:
GOP sees positive 2020 sign in Wisconsin Supreme Court race (Washington Post, 4/3/2019)
While Republicans were excited, they were also cautious about what Hagedorn’s showing means for President Donald Trump’s re-election. “Nobody should assume because Republicans won this race that they will continue to win everything else,” Republican strategist and former state GOP leader Brandon Scholz said. 
“This is one election where all the pieces came together at the end. 2020 is an entirely different, politically charged animal with the presidential race.”
Gains in northern Wisconsin boost Hagedorn to narrow lead in Wisconsin Supreme Court race.  (Milwaukee Journal  Sentinel, 4/3/2019) 

Exhibit C, Clark County, shown above.  Of the 20 counties with the biggest swings in a conservative direction over the 2018 court race, all but two were in those two northern TV markets. 
A Red Warning Sign:  A Wisconsin election brings double disappointment for Democrats.  (The New York Times, 4/5/2019).
Wisconsin Supreme Court races are statewide, and Hagedorn’s win suggests that Wisconsin remains up for grabs heading into President Trump’s re-election campaign. Republican voters now seem quite energized, and turnout was high in conservative areas, like Waukesha County, just west of Milwaukee. “The GOP’s win in Wisconsin Supreme Court race showed a base that’s waking up,” Reid Wilson of The Hill noted.  [emphasis added]

How other counties voted:
Adams.  (4/9/2019)
Ashland.  (4/9/2019)
Barron.  (4/9/2019)
Bayfield.  (4/9/2019)
Brown.  (4/9/2019)
Buffalo.  (4/9/2019)
Burnett.  (4/9/2019)
Calumet.  (4/9/2019
Chippewa.  (4/9/2019)
Clark.  (4/9/2019)
Columbia.  (4/9/2019)
Crawford.  (4/9/2019)
Dane.  (4/9/2019)
Dodge.  (4/10/2019)
Door.  (4/10/2019)

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