In the 2022 midterms, the rightwing depended on gerrymandered maps and voter suppression laws upheld by rightwing state legislative majorities to help secure power in Wisconsin.
With help from our network and Vote Save America, our goal for 2022 in Wisconsin was to prevent a supermajority in the Wisconsin Assembly to preserve Governor Tony Evers’ veto power.
By providing support down the stretch, we prevented a rightwing supermajority in the Assembly with an extreme anti-democracy agenda by just 1,249 voters.
In April, there was a special election that presented the opportunity to break the Wisconsin Senate supermajority. The stakes were high — in a district that Trump won by five points, the rightwing candidate actually campaigned on the idea that the Senate supermajority could impeach judges, Cabinet Members, or even a Justice from the State Supreme Court.
The States Project supported the challenger who ran to protect democracy — and the race came down to 1,296 votes in a race where more than 75,000 were cast. After a closer than expected election, he backtracked on impeaching State Supreme Court Justices, a huge win considering that the rightwing lost their majority in the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.
to build the infrastructure needed to shift the balance of power in states like Wisconsin!