DNC Chair on Wisconsin Election Results

After Judge Jill Karofsky’s victory in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court election, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement: 

“In the face of unprecedented voter suppression efforts by Republicans, Judge Karofsky has won the Supreme Court race — a result that speaks to Democrats’ incredible enthusiasm advantage and should terrify Donald Trump and every other Wisconsin Republican. I know Judge Karofsky will be fair and make decisions based on the rule of law, not a hyper-partisan agenda. Wisconsinites will be well-served with her sound judgement.

“This victory comes despite Republicans’ best attempts to steal this election. In the middle of a public health emergency, when hardworking Americans are desperate for leadership, Republicans saw an opportunity to disenfranchise voters and advance their own toxic agenda. It’s unconscionable, and it’s why Democrats are working to ensure no voter should have to choose between risking their health and participating in an election.

“Republican attempts at voter suppression didn’t work in Wisconsin, and Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to ensure they don’t work in November when we will send Joe Biden to the White House and elect Democrats up and down the ticket.”