1. Bernie Sanders didn't just win by 13 points, he won 71 of 72 counties. That is not a good look if you're Hillary Clinton and you're trying to impress people in a state you need to win in November (if you're lucky enough to become the Dem nominee). Here's a great rundown from Politico's Steven Shepherd on the exit polls in the Dem primary last night, and how Bernie did well across the board.
2. GOP voters are clearly separated into "talk show sheep" and "the rest of the state." Take a gander at this tweet from WisGOP hack Collin Roth.
Also worth noting, Trump still got 35%, which really isn't much different than a lot of the states he won. It's just that he couldn't grab any of the voters that his now-former primary opponents. Of course, Sykes, Bader, Icki and the rest of the WisGOP spokespeople on AM radio were the other reason- a megaphone of propaganda that isn't repeated in many other places. So let's see if Wisconsin is just a goofy one-off in GOP-world (sort of the flip side of how Scott Walker bombed among all other GOP voters, come to think of it).
3. The Supreme Court race with Bradley beating Kloppenburg is one of the most disappointing outcomes of an election that I can remember. Maybe because I refused to believe my state would elect such an amoral, homophobic sleaze like Bradley to the bench, and also because people were tweeting out that Kloppenburg won the exit polls earlier in the night, which made it all the more cruel as the votes didn't come in.
And if you're wondering why the state Dems didn't get as involved as they should have, apparently Kloppenburg's campaign insisted on not getting Dem help, to stress her "independent" bona fides. But of course, she ran no ads stressing that "independence" and that she could be a check the power of the Governor (or if she did, I sure as hell didn't see it). She and campaign manager Melissa Mulliken should be disqualified from ever doing a statewide campaign again. Now this doesn't excuse the Dems and 3rd-Party groups for not stepping up a month ago. They should have realized the opportunity that was out there after Bradley was shown to be such a train wreck in both ethics and basic humanity, but they didn't do anything to cement opinions in the race before the millions in dark money ads started coming out and tricking just enough people. And the party failed again when it came to getting votes in rural and Northeastern Wisconsin, as has been the rule in non-presidential elections in the 2010s in this state.
4. The huge lines at the polls were not an accident, and were intentional voter suppression. We are not the only state that has installed these ALEC maneuvers to rig elections for Republicans, but we now also have proof that rigging elections is the intent, courtesy of dipshitted Congressman Glenn Gross-man. This is more than enough evidence for the Obama Administration to prove malice and targeting of certain groups with these voter suppression laws, and requires them to step in to guarantee the Constitutional rights of Wisconsinites, as well as all Americans. The excuses for not taking action are well past unacceptable at this point.
And the excuses for the bad guys winning all of these high-profile elections in Wisconsin in non-presidential years is also beyond thin. I don't want to be demoralized, but what the hell should I think at this point? It reminds me of this excellent Fight Club line.
I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species.Wisconsin voters, last night was your last warning.