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Rebecca Dallet, a Wisconsin judge who ran on a liberal platform in a nonpartisan race, won her state Supreme Court race over her conservative opponent by more than a 10-point margin on Tuesday night, a shakeup that seems to have union-busting sandwich-lover Governor Scott Walker very nervous about what that could mean for his party in the upcoming midterms. Dallet’s win also narrowed the conservative justices’ control of the state Supreme Court from a 5-2 to a 4-3 majority.


Dallet—who was the first non-incumbent liberal candidate to win a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat in 23 years—beat her opponent, Michael Screnock, by a margin of 12 points, according to unofficial results cited by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The election was also marked by the highest voter turnout in a spring election since 2011, according to the AP.

The Republican governor, who endorsed Screnock, decided to tweet through it (his second online meltdown in a week), firing off five tweets about the election and warning of an impending #BlueWave on Tuesday night.


On Wednesday morning, Walker seemed to have woken up with another Twitter thread left in him:


A bad night for Walker is a good one for us all.

Clio Chang is a staff writer at Splinter.

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