TheVoiceOfJoyce Why is the Wisconsin Supreme Court race important, one Conservative judge is retiring and there’s an opportunity for a change. The primary is 2/21, then there will be a run off in the general election on 4/6?, get out the vote. Why is it important to vote, democratic principles depend on a fair judiciary. Several of the last Presidential races were determined by Wisconsin, mail in ballots and voting rights Laws are verified by the State Supreme Court. Now’s the time to vote for Democracy and voting rights. Register and vote in this important primary. Cast your vote for democracy and fair elections and ease of voting!

Conservatives currently have a 4-3 majority on the court. One of the conservative justices, Patience Roggensack, is retiring, giving liberals a chance to flip the court. The outcome of that race in April will determine control of the court through the 2024 presidential elections.

“The stakes are monstrous,” said Barry Burden, the director of the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. “There’s a confluence of factors that have come together, intentionally or not to make this a terribly important race for the future of the state.”

Pivotal state

Few state supreme courts across the country have played as powerful a role in shaping high-profile laws in recent years as the Wisconsin supreme court has. The court has frequently decided election disputes in the state, where contests are regularly decided by razor-thin margins. In 2020, it narrowly rejected a request from Donald Trump’s campaign to consider throwing out enough mail-in votes to overturn the election results.

“Wisconsin’s been the tipping point state in the last two presidential elections,” said Ben Winkler, the chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic party. He pointed out that Wisconsin “is the only state where four of the last six presidential elections came down to less than one percentage point. Which means that small shifts in the rules around voting can have a decisive effect in presidential elections.

“Wisconsin’s supreme court race on April 4 is the most important election in the country before November 2024,” he added.

The state supreme court has also picked maps that allowed Republicans to maintain control over the state legislature and outlawed ballot drop boxes, making it harder for voters to return their mail-in ballots.

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