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Soros-Backed Candidate Wins Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

Democratic-backed Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz has won a crucial seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, defeating Republican-backed former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly.

The Associated Press called the race just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The court will now be controlled 4-3 by left-leaning justices for at least the next two years. During that time, the court is expected to decide on a pending lawsuit challenging the state’s 1849 law banning abortion.

Protasiewicz, 60, described herself as feeling “delighted and thrilled” after voters elected her in the consequential contest that gave the court’s liberal members a majority for the first time in 15 years.

“I feel great. I could not feel better,” Protasiewicz told The Associated Press after the win. “I am surprised by the results and the magnitude of the victory here. We are absolutely delighted and thrilled.”

“I feel great. I could not feel better,” Protasiewicz told The Associated Press after the win. “I am surprised by the results and the magnitude of the victory here. We are absolutely delighted and thrilled.”

The previous 4-3 conservative-controlled court came within one vote of overturning President Joe Biden’s win in the state in 2020.

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race was the most expensive in U.S. history, topping $42 million and nearly tripling the previous national record for a court race, The AP reported.

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