The fakes barely emerged from their basements, were never elected to anything, didn't even campaign. So there was nothing to fall from. The Journal-Sentinel makes them sound like tragic heroes. Or dictators toppled by a populist mob in an Eastern European piazza. It's bad enough they received so much attention — although they're further evidence of WISGOP dishonesty and caprice — but what a silly headline.
If anything they rose, not fell. One of them actually received 46% of the vote. The others ranged from 30% to 36%, which under different circumstances — i.e., non-dishonest ones — would be deemed respectable showings. Some liberals are concerned about those figures but they probably shouldn't be. Sure, there's a hard core of determined conservative (whatever that means anymore) mischief-makers out there but obviously nowhere near enough to keep bona fide Democrats from their mission to wrest control of the Wisconsin Senate from Republicans, who even the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board acknowledges are in an "undeclared war on urban areas and minority voters."
The latter sounds illegal.