There was discussion on Balloon Juice earlier this week of how/why the Republican vote was as high as it was this year, and there was some speculation about whether less in-person contact because of COVID might have played a pivotal role, since Republicans registered a surprisingly high number of new voters and had a much higher turnout than expected. There was talk of whether we should be organizing all the time, not just for elections.
We talked of the amazing organizing by Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight, and also mentioned some of the other groups besides Fair Fight that helped deliver the victory in Georgia. The promised post on those Georgia groups will be later this week.
✨ Tonight I thought we could talk about some other organizing heroes – this time in Wisconsin!
It seems like months ago, but it was only 3 weeks ago that we had this Balloon Juice post: Wisconsin: Tireless, Persistent, Tenacious, Dogged, Determined Efforts To Bring It Home. Now for some follow-up.
Kudos to Omnes for his faith in Wisconsin this year.
We all know about the amazing job the Wisconsin Dems and Ben Wikler did. Now let’s look at Milwaukee, which played a pivotal role, boosted by BLOC, Souls to the Polls, and Voces de la Frontera Action.