Thursday, April 5, 2018

Smackdown – Wisconsin Gov Has to Call Special Elections

Democracy Wins – Conservatives Lose

One way to prevent a party from losing an election is not to have the election in the first place. In Wisconsin after Republicans started losing special elections the Republicans reacted by cancelling elections. A court set them right.

MADISON - After a three-month delay, a lightning-quick lawsuit and three orders from as many judges, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called two special elections Thursday and GOP senators dropped legislation to block the contests.
Republican efforts collapsed following a Wednesday ruling by an appellate judge ordering the governor to call the May primary and June general elections. In less than a day, Walker abandoned a state Supreme Court appeal to overturn the ruling and lawmakers in both the Senate and Assembly canceled plans to vote to leave the seats vacant.

Nice going Democracy!

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