And now, the results in the IMPORTANT Wisconsin Supreme Court election tonight.

File – In this March 15, 2016 file photo, Justice Rebecca Bradley, left, and JoAnne Kloppenburg listen during a Wisconsin Supreme Court debate at Marquette University in Milwaukee. In two state Supreme Court races, Kloppenburg has been largely defined by attack ads coming from conservative groups. Her success this time around may depend on whether she’s done enough to define herself, whether she’s gotten enough support from liberal groups and whether she’s capitalized enough on her opponent’s troubles. (AP Photo/Greg Moore, File) [Spoiler warning: NOPE. – ML]

Oh, this was a problematic one: Republican Rebecca Bradley versus Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Sitting WI Supreme Court Justice Bradley was an appointee by Governor Scott Walker*, and Court of Appeals Justice Kloppenburg has been chasing a seat on the WI Supreme Court since 2011. The exit polls argued that Kloppenburg would win… and it turns out that the exit polls were too generous. Decision Desk has called the race for Bradley.

This one was a nail-biter, folks – but all’s well that ends well. What makes this particularly fun is that Hillary Clinton – who lost Wisconsin tonight, by the way – went after Bradley pretty hard in a speech a couple of days later.  Didn’t seem to help Kloppenburg much…

Moe Lane

*Who by the way seems rather secure on his Throne of Skulls right now.

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Is John Kasich Still In It?

John Kasich finished up in Wisconsin tonight with a disappointing 14.5%

Disappointing, but not surprising.

If the sun rises and Kasich has not announced that he is ending his futile efforts to win the presidency, then there is a serious disconnect between this man and the harsh glare of reality. He has gleefully announced that he sees a way in through a contested convention, but the gamble is so far-flung it borders on insanity.

For now, however, he’s simply the spoiler who refuses to go away. There are times when persistence is a virtue.

This isn’t one of those times.

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Ted Cruz is Not Watching the Wisconsin Returns on Fox News (For Some Reason)

I mean, that’s weird, right? I can think of no reason why a conservative like Cruz would be getting his news from some source other than Sean Hannity, but wow, it sure looks like… yep, there it is:


Weird, huh?

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While Fraud Accusations Fly in Wisconsin, Trump Releases Statement That Must Be Seen to Be Believed

Donald Trump took quite a drubbing in the Wisconsin primary according to polls showing the Republican frontrunner being beaten by nearly 20 points by Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

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If Cruz wins all 42 delegates, Donald Trump would need to win 57% of all remaining delegates to get to 1,237 and avoid a convention fight.

Trump supporters have taken to social media to complain of “fraud” in the state of Wisconsin. Several fans of the Republican candidate complained about fraud, and even polled other supporters about whether or not they believed it took place.

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No verifiable evidence has yet been presented of voter fraud, and non-Trump supporters have remained skeptical:

Fox News pollster Frank Luntz summarized the states where “Team Trump” has accused Cruz of fraud:

In the midst of Trump supporters’ frenzy over the Wisconsin primary results came a campaign statement that simply beggars belief. While not alleging campaign fraud, the language is absolutely striking.

The Washington Post’s national reporter Robert Costa provided the statement:

If you’re keeping score at home, Donald Trump accused Ted Cruz of: Illegally coordinating with his own Super PAC’s (sic), which “totally control him”; being “worse than a puppet” and a “Trojan horse”; and being used by GOP bosses to “steal” the nomination.

Donald Trump also said that he “withstood the onslaught” of the establishment in Wisconsin and can ultimately defeat Hillary Clinton.

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Wisconsin Loser Donald Trump Issues Loser Statement On Losing

Here is the magic, you guys. Trump’s statement on his big loss in Wisconsin.

Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again. Lyin’ Ted Cruz had the Governor of Wisconsin, many conservative talk radio show hosts, and the entire party apparatus behind him. Not only was he propelled by the anti-Trump Super PAC’s spending countless millions of dollars on false advertising against Mr. Trump, but he was coordinating `with his own Super PAC’s (which is illegal) who totally control him. Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet— he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump. We have total confidence that Mr. Trump will go on to win in New York, where he holds a substantial lead in all the polls, and beyond. Mr. Trump is the only candidate who can secure the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination and ultimately defeat Hillary Clinton, or whomever is the Democratic nominee, in order to Make America Great Again.

So his argument is that this is bs because all of the institutions of conservative and Republican thought that could possibly be against him were, in fact, against him, and none were for him. No talk radio, nobody from the party he claims to want to “unify”, not the voters in the state, not donors, not the very popular Governor or his Lt. Gov., supported Trump. That’s the “only” reason he lost.

Hey Trump, that’s what you call losing. This is what that word means. It means not winning because nobody supported you. Don’t they teach vocabulary at Trump university?

Also, yes, he flat out accused Cruz of illegal activity. No evidence is needed, as we’ve seen countless times from the Trump campaign. Donald is a believer in the big lie and uses the principle relentlessly. It seems to fool plenty enough people most of the time, although not, apparently, in Wisconsin.

Trump is classy you guys. Except when he’s not. Which is all the time. But if you think he’s a sore loser, go check out the special group of rabid, frothy-mouthed lunatic fringe fans he has on Twitter. Not the normals. The special ones. It’s a spectacle.

Donald Trump. Presidential and sh*t.

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