Democrats are panicking that they won’t defeat Trump next year.
The 2020 elections are just around the corner.
And a major swing state just delivered devastating news to Democrats this week.
President Trump and the Republic Party were supposed to be vulnerable.
Democrats were extremely confident that the 2020 elections would be theirs for the taking.
But a major swing state delivered a devastating blow to Democrats this week after they lost a statewide election that they were all but guaranteed to win.
The election for the State Supreme Court of Wisconsin was in the Democrats’ pocket.
And yet, they lost.
The National Review has the story, “In Tuesday’s Wisconsin supreme-court election, conservatives appear to have scored a shocking upset victory. With only a handful of precincts left to report, conservative-backed Brian Hagedorn leads liberal-backed Lisa Neubauer by nearly 6,000 votes out of 1.2 million cast, according to unofficial results.”
The 6,000 vote lead that conservative Brian Hagedorn holds is almost surely enough to guarantee him the upset win over Neubauer.
And his victory comes as a stunning surprise.
Private polling conducted in the lead-up to the campaign showed Hagedorn losing to Neubauer by “mid-to-high single digits”.
Furthermore, Wisconsin was blanketed by liberal ads as outside left-wing groups spent heavily in the race.
Democrats also had the wind at their backs.
After doing very well in Wisconsin last year, Democrats managed to oust Republican Governor Scott Walker in the 2018 elections, recapturing the governor’s mansion and holding Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin’s seat in the US Senate in a massive 11-point landslide.
It seemed like Wisconsin was poised to return to the Democratic fold after delivering President Trump a crucial victory in the state in 2016 while re-electing Republican Senator Ron Johnson.
But all of that changed on Tuesday night when they lost a statewide race they were apparently destined to win.
“Tuesday’s results show that the conservative base is re-energized, and that the state remains a 2020 battleground,” reports the National Review.
“The results also suggest that liberals overplayed their hand attacking religious and social conservatives. Neubauer and her liberal allies vilified Hagedorn as an anti-LGBT bigot because he had founded a Christian school that upholds Christian beliefs regarding sex and marriage,” adds the National Review.
But the ads seem to have only enraged Republicans and committed them to showing up at the polls to push back against the outrageous narrative being peddled against them.
This, combined with a slight but noticeable conservative shift in the state in recent years, could have been enough to propel Hagedorn’s campaign over the finish line.
The National Review states, “The attacks and disparity in ad spending left many Republicans in Wisconsin demoralized. ‘Until this week, Democratic-leaning groups backing Neubauer had dominated outside spending by as much as 14-to-1,’ the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported on March 29. Hagedorn’s campaign didn’t have the resources to conduct its own internal polling.”
In short, Wisconsin is very much in play for Republicans in 2020 as President Trump seeks to secure a second term in the White House.
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