Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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

An election that is nonpartisan in name only.

Sources:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2018, 2019)

Hagedorn received 12% fewer votes than Screnock.  Neubauer received 22% fewer votes than Dallet. (Perhaps it should be noted here that Buffalo County's population peaked in 1900.)

Related reading:
Gains in northern Wisconsin boost Hagedorn to narrow lead in Wisconsin Supreme Court race.  (Milwaukee Journal  Sentinel, 4/3/2019) 

Exhibit B, Burnett 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)

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