Yeah, folks: busy night tonight.

Real nail-biter on the Wisconsin Supreme Court race, too. In fact, and to be honest about it – I wasn’t sure if Rebecca Bradley was going to pull that one off. The exits looked very problematic. But it all worked out! And thank God.

I’ve already loaded up tonight’s song, so it’s bed-time for me soon.

This is everything I expected in a Wisconsin concession statement.

…seriously, I got nothing. Except to note that Ted Cruz had a nice win, today – and this is what we got from the second-place finisher, in lieu of a press conference:

Donald Trump allegedly caught breaking Wisconsin election law… by his own supporter.

[UPDATE]: Looks like state officials have cleared Trump. Which is apparently a bit of a relief for him; breaking this law seems to have been a bigger deal than I originally thought. Interesting…

This is the dark side of ‘Always Have A Camera.’ You have to count on the candidates on your side knowing what the law actually is.

A supporter of Donald Trump posted a video of the candidate greeting voters outside Waukesha Fire Station #5. Wisconsin law prohibits election activities within 100 feet of a polling place.

Don’t expect this to result in anything except a quick yell at Donald Trump for being a doofus, but: you really should know what the local laws are.  Whether you’re a candidate, or the candidate’s supporter. If for no other reason than it opens you up for sarcastic snark from people opposed to you…

Tweet of the Day, Add The Skull Of Thrones To The BadThought Pile edition.

Guess who didn’t react well to Gov. Scott Walker (sky-high approval ratings among Republicans in Wisconsin) endorsing Ted Cruz?

I suppose it must be wearying, waking up every morning and wondering, What accomplishment or inspirational figure must I learn to hate today?  Then again, nobody told these people to walk down that road. In fact, there was a lot of yelling and waving-off going on at the time…

This is an entertaining Charlie Sykes/Donald Trump interview…

…and bear in mind that I’m calling it ‘entertaining:’

Apparently nobody told Trump that Charlie Sykes was going to wait all of thirty seconds before the knife came out. Particularly entertaining is that Trump probably thinks that he won that interview, because Sykes let him ramble on. But if that was supposed to make people like Trump in Wisconsin, well, it didn’t work. Particularly since Charlie Sykes gave the dude a couple shots to apologize…

Wisconsin Supreme Court throws out ‘John Doe’ investigation, gives good copy for civil suit.

Well, I assume. I’m not a lawyer. But I imagine an attorney for the folks (hypothetically) suing won’t be unhappy to see the Wisconsin Supreme Court write this:

In other words, the special prosecutor was the instigator of a “perfect storm” of wrongs that was visited upon the innocent Unnamed Movants and those who dared to associate with them. It is fortunate, indeed, for every other citizen of this great State who is interested in the protection of fundamental liberties that the special prosecutor chose as his targets innocent citizens who had both the will and the means to fight the unlimited resources of an unjust prosecution. Further, these brave individuals played a crucial role in presenting this court with an opportunity to re-endorse its commitment to upholding the fundamental right of each and every citizen to engage in lawful political activity and to do so free from the fear of the tyrannical retribution of arbitrary or capricious governmental prosecution. Let one point be clear: our conclusion today ends this unconstitutional John Doe investigation.

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