Scott Walker is America’s Biggest Loser because 19 counties where he won the majority vote in November have now turned against his boyfriend out-of-state billionaire radicals and gone to the side of Wisconsin working people.
But Walker got another slap in the mouth with an ice-and-poop-filled condom on Tuesday, because the Republican chosen to take Walker’s old Milwaukee County Executive seat was instead destroyed by the newcomer Democrat candidate, Chris Abele, 61%-39%.
Nearly 1.5 million people turned out to vote, representing 33.5 percent of voting-age adults — 68 percent higher than the 20 percent turnout officials had expected. JoAnne Kloppenburg has already declared victory, with the vote tallies showing her beating incumbent David Prosser by just a couple hundred votes. The race is expected to head to a recount.
Significantly, 19 counties that went for Walker in the 2010 elections this time flipped and went for Kloppenburg, including LaCrosse (59 percent), Sauk (56 percent) and Dunn (56 percent).
Meanwhile, the numbers are showing the Supreme Court campaign was not a particularly good investment for the Koch Brothers — they dumped $2.1 million into the race against $1.4 million from liberal and labor groups. And the Kochs lost. Invisible Hand!