[Ed. – If The Bulwark has anything to say about it – certainly. Oddly, no one mentions that this election in Wisconsin saw the largest number of vote-by-mail ballots in state history.]
Karma being the bitch Goddess that she is, Republican-backed conservative supreme court justice Dan Kelly was defeated by his liberal challenger in Wisconsin. And it was not even close.
That election was, of course, the reason the state’s GOP insisted on holding the election last Tuesday, despite pleas from health officials to postpone the vote or shift to mail-in ballots. The images of long lines of voters in make-shift masks—contrasted with Republican assembly speaker Robin Vos in full PPE insisting that voting was “incredibly safe”—were instantly iconic.
State Republicans wagered that the horrifically bad optics would be worth it, if they could just save Kelly’s seat.
They failed in spectacular fashion.