My district is solidly Democratic, so we didn’t have a primary.
Yes, that’s right, a primary. Republicans, who have been aware for a couple of decades now that they stand little chance of winning elections if a lot of Americans vote; or if the Republicans actually run on the policies they intend to enact, used Wisconsin’s Open Primary rules to enter Fake Democrats in each of the races.
Oh, and also, the Real Amurrkin Party was robocalling up a storm, telling voters not to vote because a mail ballot was on the way. Voter suppression; it’s a Rightwing Tradition! If there is voter fraud occurring to any significant extent, it is happening from the Right.
Ed Schultz was misguidedly triumphal about this last night. Yes, the real Democrats beat the Fake ones by massive amoutns; even allowing for the open voting, and Republican voters going to the polls to vote Shenanigans party.
But this whole whack-ass kerfuffle was never about challenging the Dem candidates (although I am certain if one had managed to sneak in, they would have been happy with it. Oddly enough, since the Fakesters were running as Democrats, if they won, they still would contribute to swinging the State Senate over to the Blue, even if they would never vote with the Caucus)
But the real ramification of the primaries was to delay the actual recall elections, allowing the Republicans to raise more money from the Kochsuckers, as well as arranging for more dirty tricks like the robocalls. Perhaps they will combine the new Concealed Carry law with their suppression efforts? It would be irresponsible NOT to speculate!
In addition, the extra month allows the Republican controlled legislature to ram through more Asshole Laws, including Voter ID and a Redistricting plan that just so happens to benefit Republicans, and move the lines so several Democratic legislators are no longer in their districts. Hey! What a crazy happenstance!
Oh, also and furthermore, each primary cost the taxpayers an extra $70,000. that’s 400K pissed away by the supposedly Fiscally Prudent Republican Party. Thanks, Goat-Fuckers!
Fuckers. Fucking lying autocratic rich-boy-knob-gobbling suck up American-Hating fucks.
Hay! Look at that! A bonus, unscheduled Fuck You Friday!
EDIT: Of course, One M. Bouffant was all over this yesterday, even if he never left his bunker.