Morning Links for April 6, 2016

Cruz and Sanders win Wisconsin primaries, Rebecca Bradley stays on the state supreme court, Glenn Grothman on photo ID influencing results, strong voter turnout and more.

The results are in!

Great job, Wisconsin! The state had its highest voter turnout in a presidential primary since 1974 and Wisconsin’s turnout rate was second only to New Hampshire for primary states.

As expected, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Bernie Sanders won presidential primaries in their respective parties. See Cruz’s victory speech alongside Gov. Scott Walker and Sanders’ in Wyoming. and check out the breakdown from the FiveThirtyEight live blog, which includes analysis from Milwaukee Magazine Podcast guest Julia Azari.

Why might a Republican win in Wisconsin this fall? On TMJ4, Rep. Glenn Grothman names new voter ID laws as one of his top two reasons.

In the other statewide race, Walker appointee Justice Rebecca Bradley defeated JoAnne Kloppenburg to remain on the state supreme court.

In local elections: Chris Abele defeated Chris Larson, Tom Barrett trounced Bob Donovan, and open Common Council seats were won by Chevy Johnson and Khalif Rainey. See full results here, and check back later at for more analysis of the local election results.



Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.