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Women win up and down the ballot, 72% statewide

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Justice-Elect Rebecca Dallet's win Tuesday is making history. Her victory means six of the seven justices on Wisconsin’s State Supreme Court will be women. Washington is the only other state that has that many.

Out of all the women on the ballot statewide 72% won. The University of Minnesota's Smart Politics says Wisconsin will have the highest percentage of women making up its supreme court. Washington also has six, but their highest court has nine members, compared to Wisconsin's seven.

Once Dallet is sworn into office, Wisconsin will surpass Oregon for having the highest percentage of women on a state supreme court.

A state group called Emerge Wisconsin who’s focused on putting more women in office predicts more records will be set nationwide.

"It's not just Judge Dallet's election, there were progressive victories in local offices all across the state and Gov. Walker's attempt to eliminate of the office of the Treasurer failed by a bigger margin than the supreme court victory," said Erin Forrest, Executive Director Emerge Wisconsin.

Forrest said the next office women are looking to tackle next is getting more representation on the circuit court level in the state.

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