Saturday, April 7, 2018

No Wisconsin Anti-democratic Republican Governor – You Cannot Cancel Elections

Just Because You Think You Will Lose

One of the great myths is that conservatives believe in democracy. Their massive effort to keep people from voting, that is, people they don't think will vote for them is well documented. In Wisconsin the Republican governor decided not to hold elections for vacant state legislature seats because he was sure they would lose to Democrats. A court has said nope, no deal.

A judge ruled Thursday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) must “promptly” hold special elections for two vacant seats in the state legislature — elections that he refused to call because he was afraid his party would lose.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds ruled that state law requires Walker, a two-term governor and former presidential candidate, to hold the elections in order to give residents of the two districts representation in the state legislature. The seats have been vacant since December, when Walker appointed the two representatives to serve in his administration.

“To state the obvious, if the plaintiffs have a right to vote for their representatives, they must have an election to do so,” said Reynolds, who Walker appointed to the court in 2014.

Yep, democracy kills, ultra partisan conservatives that is.

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