Wisconsin Democrats shell-shocked in 2016 have regrouped for 2018, 2020

Donald Trump’s romp through white, working-class America in 2016 was nowhere more traumatic for Democrats than in Wisconsin, which flipped for a Republican president for the first time since 1984. Two years later, shell-shocked Democrats are picking up the pieces, pouring money and resources into Wisconsin in a test run for 2020. > POLITICO

Is the Electoral College good for Wisconsin?

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Of all the people to be talking of doing away with the Electoral College in 2018, we didn’t think one of them would be President Donald Trump. After all, the Electoral College is the reason he’s president. The Racine Journal Times says: “Mr. President, we respectfully suggest you be careful what you wish for.”

Walker: Campaign work helped Johnson and Trump win, not ID law

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Gov. Scott Walker isn’t agreeing with AG Brad Schimel’s suggestion that Wisconsin’s voter ID law enabled Sen. Ron Johnson to win re-election and President Trump to capture the state in 2016. Schimel asked WISN-AM listeners last week if they believed Johnson or Trump would have won in the state without the law. > AP News

Schimel: Voter ID helped Trump, Johnson win in Wisconsin

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Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel is suggesting Sen. Ron Johnson wouldn’t have won re-election and President Donald Trump wouldn’t have won Wisconsin without the state’s voter ID law. > AP News

Tuesday’s election delivers much bluer Wisconsin county map than in 2016

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Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet’s lopsided victory in Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court race gave Democrats reasons to believe the state’s political pendulum had at long last swung back in their direction. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Johnson: U.S. needs the ‘resolve’ to take on Russia, but Mueller appointed ‘far too soon’

On “Meet the Press” Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told Chuck Todd that Russia is an “unfriendly adversary” whose aggression is a threat to world peace. But he also said he believes Special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed “far too soon” to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. > POLITICO and NBC News

State elections agency: No word that Wisconsin systems ‘compromised’ by Russians, despite report

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State elections officials say they have no evidence state IT systems were compromised by Russian government hackers in the lead-up to the 2016 election, despite a new report to the contrary by NBC News. > Wisconsin State Journal