And the GOP split broke wide open after the polls closed when arguably the most powerful Republican in state politics pulled off this blast after surviving his primary by less than 300 votes.
Crystal Ball: @JMilesColeman and me on the rural forces winning out in the WI-GOV R primary, the closer-than-expected MN-1 special, and Rs picking the more conservative option in blue state Senate primaries https://t.co/W2eoGlJTVY pic.twitter.com/G6N1KIDAmF— Kyle Kondik (@kkondik) August 10, 2022
Boy, if only Robbin' could do something about that, and about Janel Brandtjen chairing the Assembly's Elections Committee... And it got more ridiculous today, as Robbin' went back to weaseling about the Big Lie investigation that HE ordered and HE controls.
Said that the caucus will be meeting soon to take up whether Gableman will continue with his investigation into 2020— Laura Schulte (@SchulteLaura) August 10, 2022
GIVE ME A F***ING BREAK! This was Vos trying to two-step by keeping the MAGA rubes stirred up about something that he knew was BS from day 1. And of all the people that could have been chosen to head up this sham, he chose a crooked dope like Gableman because....?? Now the GOPs have 3 old white male 3 pro-MAGA candidates at the top of their tickets for the most important races in the state (US Senator, Guv, and Derrick "Small-D" Van Orden in the 3rd Congressional District). And that candidate for Governor did worst in areas where Trump bled away the most voters in 2020.
Speaker Robin Vos details the process of the Gableman investigation & when things changed from an investigation to a "crusade to please certain people in our party..."— 620wtmj (@620wtmj) August 10, 2022
Listen to the full interview with Speaker Vos on Wisconsin's Morning News: https://t.co/AYh3z7iG5s pic.twitter.com/hemjK7Q82K
Between that and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, sure seems like Dems should be rocking the suburbs and appealing to decency and steadiness for the next 3 months, doesn't it? It also means that the barely-GOP State Senate districts in Appleton/Neenah/Menasha and Tosa/Brookfield/New Berlin/Stallis are definitely in play for Fall, GOP-held districts that include high-educated suburbs and college towns are in peril. Lots more can be broken down in the future (there are some real treats that won GOP primaries last night), but the results seem to tell us a lot about how broken the state GOP is, and how different things are in TrumpWorld vs the other 2/3 of Wisconsinites. And while Tim Michels may have gotten the most votes to win the GOP nomination, he only got around 27% of the total votes in an election that only had 26% of voters turn out. So good luck to Michels and other Trumpers in having that translate to a midterm win when turnout that is likely to be at least twice as much as we had yesterday. And a majority of them hate Trump.
Wisconsin UNOFFFICIAL votes.— Charles Franklin (@PollsAndVotes) November 9, 2020
The map of the vote margin by county, and of the shift in margin from 2016 to 2020.
A familiar map of red and blue counties. Only Sauk and Door flipped, R->D
Margin change notable that WOW and BOW (Fox Valley) both getting smaller Rep margins