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Tue Apr 14, 2020, 05:34 AM

Apr 7 primary- Voters Spoke Loudly

Wisconsin voters spoke loudly on April 7th, 2020. Forced to endure some of the nation's most oppressive Voter registration laws, they knew the WisGOPs had gerrymandered the state into a 'jim crow' poster child. Voters also knew the GOP refused to consider the pandemic, with THREE refusals to delay the election; two during a special legislative session. The voters also knew the WisGOPs would use the corrupted State Supreme court, of ultra conservative 527 PAC sponsored judges would rule in their favor...which they did...the day before the election! Nothing like having time to inform the public, which they did nothing in the media except leave confusion and frustration.
The Wisconsin voters knew what was happening and they have had enough.
Even with all the hoop jumping and risk of actual death, they worked out how to cast a vote. They voted absentee, in numbers unheard of, in a Spring Presidential Primary. Estimated 31% of all voters turned out, compare that to 2016 when only 40% voted, and without all the GOP drama or a 'death option'.
They placed a liberal on the State Supreme Court, ousted hundreds of local Trumpie loud-mouthed knuckleheads from county and municipal governments and funded school bonds.
I am encouraged by this election's results. The nation will focused on what Wisconsin does next. We know what that will be:

On May 12, 2020: Voters get to replace Rep. Sean Duffy, a MTV realty star turned GOPer, for 4 terms in Congress, only to suddenly quit last year. The GOP picked Tom Tiffany to run, a NRA endorsed Trumpie who voted against; open records laws, $26M funding for the state's largest Veterans Home and downplayed a Juvenile Detention Center's fiasco of sexual abuse by staff. The Dems have a good candidate in TRICIA ZUNKER ( https://triciaforwisconsin.com/), a highly educated PoliSci lawyer, on the state's ACLU board, and an associate justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court.

On Aug 11, 2020: Official Partisan Primary. Presidential, Congressional and State Offices to determine who's on the Nov 3 ballots.
This election will be another replay of April 7th, as it is expected that the GOP rules for hoop jumping may be increased, as they hold control over both state legislative houses and can pass what they want. It will also be the beginning of the SECOND WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. This will also be when we learn if schools will open in a week or two, if the dairy farm bankruptcy rate breaks new records, which Wisconsin has led for three years under Trump's tariffs.

On Nov 3, 2020: Wisconsin can reclaim it's liberal personality. The one that helped create public radio, teacher's unions, Earth Day, the EPA and start the retribution of the GOP with a nice purge, an assault if you like on conservatism, that has literally ruined the state.

I am encouraged, with all that's sick and wrong in Wisconsin, that the voters (especially younger ones) will take back the state and end the era of conspiracy-fueled paranoia for the logical human based governance we enjoyed since 1848.

Go Wisconsin. Go Badgers and Go Packers (the only community owned NFL team)

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Reply Apr 7 primary- Voters Spoke Loudly (Original post)
SmartVoter22 Apr 2020 OP
Archae Apr 2020 #1
MyOwnPeace Apr 2020 #2
SmartVoter22 Apr 2020 #3
Archae Apr 2020 #4
ewagner Apr 2020 #5

Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 06:08 AM

1. If we can get rid of the assholes who gerrymandered WI up the wazoo...

We stand a good chance of getting rid of the corrupt GOP here in WI.

Here in Sheboygan I doubt we will, since Sheboygan county is a fairly conservative district,
(Local congressasshole is Glenn Grothmann.)

But we do stand a good chance of dumping the dumbest guy in the US Senate, Ron Johnson.

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Response to Archae (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 06:18 AM

2. Indeed!

So proud of what you were able to achieve after serious efforts by the RepubliCons to squash the vote last week. It should give hope and incentive to go full speed to turn things around for your state and our country!

You did prove what is so simple and most needed: GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!!!!!

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Response to Archae (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 06:30 AM

3. Grothman has a embarassment

I remember that he got a law (same sex marriage??) law passed here, which immediately went to court.
The funny thing that happened, was just after he took his oath of office in Congress, the US Supreme Court ruled that his law was unconstitutional.

His first action as a Congressman was getting bitch slapped as a "unconstitutionalist" by the highest court in the land.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 06:45 AM

4. When Grothmann was still in the Assembly...

He said to a news organization that women shouldn't need equal pay, since "Money wasn't as important to women."

I doubt though that he'll lose this November.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 10:01 AM

5. Good thread!...and...

On another thread we talked about making the May 7th CD election an experiment in mail-in voting.

I've been thinking about that all morning.

Unfortunately, Tony Evers is handcuffed by the a-holes who control the legislature so we can't count on his ability to use the law as a way to implement the mail-in process.

At this point our best bet would be a concentrated Democratic Party BLITZ of the 7th CD to push for absentee ballots. We need to shove (as a party) as much money and advertising as we can muster into that effort, perhaps independently of Zunker's campaign.

April 7 taught me a lesson locally. I was on the ballot for a County as well as a City position (unopposed...sort of like winning "the ugliest man contest" but my district's turnout was one of the lowest in the City ....why? Because I have a lot of low-income, senior citizen apartment complexes in my district....they were terrified of going to the polls and most did't/don't have computers to order their absentee ballots while City Hall was closed except for absentee "in person voting" which most didn't want to do.

Look at the demographics of the 7th CD....

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