MILWAUKEE, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) - As the final results from Tuesday's Spring Election in Wisconsin rolled in six days after the polls closed, Dr. Amber Wichowsky, a political science professor at Marquette University, sat down with Spectrum News 1.
"I think the big takeaway is that neither party can take for granted any part of the state," Dr. Wichowsky told Spectrum News 1. "I'm looking very closely at the State Supreme Court returns that have been coming in... Judge Jill Karofsky has been declared the winner [and] I believe Kelly has conceded the race, but just looking at the map of Wisconsin, looking at where she did well, what we're seeing across the state, compared to last year's Spring Election with a very closely contested Supreme Court race on the ballot, what we saw here is that Justice Kelly, the conservative incumbent on the court... really dropped off compared to the vote returns last year..."
Tuesday's Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary made international headlines when, after a series of court decisions, went on as scheduled statewide Tuesday at the height of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
"Overall, it's a pretty devastating turn of events that we saw," Dr. Wichowsky added, "and I say devastating given the widespread uncertainty and in some terms chaos with decisions coming down at the very last minute, voters being uncertain if the election was going to go forward..."
View the entire interview above.