Nov 7, 2018

Presidential-level Turnout in Wisconsin Cities Drops Gov Scott Walker and AG Brad Schimel

Voters in city of Milwaukee gave Gov-elect Tony
Evers (D) a 125,000-vote winning margin last night.
Updated - Madison, Wisconsin—The nightmare Wisconsin Republicans fear became reality last night — people voted, reclaiming Constitutional liberties after a federal court case found many Republican-enacted voter-obstruction measures unconstitutional, (One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen, In These Times).

Republicans view unobstructed voter access as a threat to their power.

In Madison and Milwaukee, 92 and 73 percent of registered voters cast their ballots, (Madison, City of Milwaukee).

The turnouts generated massive winning margins for Democratic Party candidates, (Dane County Clerk, City of Milwaukee).

Scott Walker tweeted a passage from the Bible this morning following his defeat. Walker's Tweet reads: "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

It wasn't God who beat Walker, though, it is Wisconsin voters against whom Republicans may act.

Metro administrations are fearful of more Republican retaliation against local control, a democratic exercise attacked by Republicans the last seven years.
The federal voting rights court case, One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen, is now before the full United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, (Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).

The Seventh Circuit includes four new judges who were nominated by Donald Trump.

The four judges are expected to be hostile to voting rights, and were nominated because of their rightwing jurisprudence and fidelity to the Republican Party.

The Trump-nominated judges are: Amy C. Barrett, Michael B. Brennan, Michael Y. Scudder, Jr., and Amy J. St. Eve.

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