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Heartland Signal: 'Daniel Kelly is a threat to democracy in Wisconsin'
The conservative majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is extreme enough already. Daniel Kelly would make it even worse.
The Recombobulation Area is a six-time Milwaukee Press Club award-winning weekly opinion column and online publication written and published by veteran Milwaukee journalist Dan Shafer. Learn more about it here.
Daniel Kelly is the conservative candidate on the ballot in Wisconsin’s massively important upcoming election for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Kelly is an election-denying far-right conservative who worked on the Republican Party’s fake electors plot to overturn the election in 2020. He would threaten the future of democracy in the state — a state where we came startlingly close to a genuine constitutional crisis in December 2020, when three conservative justices voted to side with efforts to overturn the presidential election in Wisconsin.
The conservative majority is already extreme enough, we don’t need to be sending Gableman 2.0 to the bench.
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Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Heartland Signal, Belt Magazine, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won 13 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.
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