If it holds, republican’s will hold a 5-2 majority on the Wisconsin supreme court – in what appears to have been a major blow to the Dem’s of the state.
In Tuesday’s Wisconsin supreme-court election, conservatives appear to have scored a shocking upset victory.
On the spending?
The attacks and disparity in ad spending left many Republicans in Wisconsin demoralized. “Until this week, Democratic-leaning groups backing Neubauer had dominated outside spending by as much as 14-to-1,” the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported on March 29. Hagedorn’s campaign didn’t have the resources to conduct its own internal polling.
Think it looks bad after outspending 14-1?
They dominated the special elections last year, ousted incumbent governor Scott Walker in November by one percentage point, and reelected Senator Tammy Baldwin by eleven points. Tuesday’s results show that the conservative base is re-energized, and that the state remains a 2020 battleground.
Brings up the possability that Wisconsin will be in play during the next election.
So what are the odds of a recount going in favor of the D?
Well first they have to come up with the money to do so (unless the difference is 1/4 of a percentage point, and currently it’s almost a full percentage), and over come the odds:
Wisconsin recounted its presidential vote in 2016 at Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s expense. In that recount of nearly 3 million ballots, only 131 votes were changed — in favor of Trump. Neubauer, in a recount of just 1.2 million ballots, would have to pick up 45 times as many votes.
Wonder if the liberal machine is already trying to figure out how to find more ballots in the recount, or before the official count results due on April 12th.
Neubauer didn’t immediately say whether she would request a recount, which would face a tough challenge in overturning such a large margin and which would come at her expense. She immediately appealed to supporters for money in case she pursues the recount. Counties have until April 12 to report final vote totals, and Neubauer has three days after that to request a recount.
And she is already appealing to the D’s for money to pay for the recount.
Okay It changed from an earlier report with not all precincts in. half a percentage separates the two, so no auto re-count unless they find a few thousand votes between now and the 12th.
3600 of 3600 Precincts Reporting - 100%Updated: 12:50 ET
|NP||Hagedorn, Brian||605,728||50.25 %|
|NP||Neubauer, Lisa||599,768||49.75 %|