A spring state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin has serious implications for abortion policy, voting rights and more in the perennial battleground. In 2019, the Supreme Court majority was decided by 5,000 votes, less than one vote per precinct.
On April 4th there will be an election to determine the majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court; this judge will serve for 10 years. Early voting starts on March 21st. The two candidates who won the primary are Judge Janet Protasiewicz and Judge Dan Kelly.
This summer the Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide whether to uphold or overturn a state law outlawing all abortion -- written in 1849, before women had the right to vote. It will decide whether to allow or stop the racist voter suppression laws enacted by Wisconsin's anti-democratic state legislature, stemming from its own decision to allow the most gerrymandered state legislature maps in the nation. And it will decide whether to uphold or overturn Wisconsin's vote in the presidential election in 2024.
On Jan 10, Bob Spindell, a Wisconsin Election Commissioner charged with upholding the integrity of our elections, was caught bragging about how effective his party's voter suppression has been at reducing the vote of Black and Brown people in Milwaukee.
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