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Only a primary, but an important election awaits tomorrow



Tomorrow is primary election day in Wisconsin, and despite the small number of races on the ballot, the election may be one of the most significant in the country. The only statewide issue on the ballot is a race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The state’s high court is currently controlled by conservatives, who have a 4-3 majority. There are four candidates, two conservatives, and two liberals on the ballot. The top two vote-getters will advance to April’s general election. The side that prevails in tomorrow’s election will likely control the court through the 2024 presidential election. The key issue driving this contest is abortion. In Wisconsin, democrats control the governor’s office and republicans control the legislature, leaving the Supreme Court as the final arbiter on a number of issues, most significantly abortion. That is why this Supreme Court race may become the most expensive Supreme Court election in Wisconsin history, and perhaps in the entire nation. So even though there aren’t a lot of races on tomorrow’s ballot, and even though it’s only a primary election,  much is on the line. If you are concerned about whether abortion remains illegal in Wisconsin, or if the laws are changed to protect abortion rights, be sure to cast a ballot in tomorrow’s primary election.  

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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