Stephen Wolf @PoliticsWolf @DKElections staff writer covering voting rights, gerrymandering, maps, & poli sci. Get the Voting Rights Roundup weekly newsletter dkel.ec/votingr Mar. 23, 2018 1 min read

This is nuts: The Wisconsin GOP is now trying to pass a law to overturn a ruling from a judge *they appointed* so they won't have to hold special elections they could lose. Attacking the rule of law isn't just in vogue for Pennsylvania Republicans  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/23/1751227/-Democracy-wins-Scott-Walker-loses-as-judge-orders-special-elections-in-Wisconsin 

Gov. Scott Walker's Wisconsin GOP has:
1) Gerrymandered so extremely that GOP won solid majorities when Dems won the 2012 popular vote
2) Passed voter ID & other restrictions that may have flipped WI to Trump
3) Crushed unions to decimate Dem political organizing power
4) This:

New: After judge orders Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to hold special elections, GOP pushes law to overturn the ruling  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/23/1751499/-After-judge-orders-Scott-Walker-to-hold-special-elections-GOP-pushes-law-to-overturn-the-ruling 

Wow! Wisconsin Republicans are quickly moving to nullify a court order to hold special elections for legislative districts where the GOP is trying to deny voters representation for nearly a year because Dems could win

Holy crap, Wisconsin Republicans are already calling a special session to overturn this court ruling

If Wisconsin GOP were serious about reforming special elections, they could amend WI's constitution to have same-party temporary appointees who can't run in the next regular election. They don't give a damn about special election timing. They're only mad because Dems could win

Here's how you can help punish Wisconsin Republicans for this insanely undemocratic power grab: Help elect progressive judge Rebecca Dallet to a conservative-held state Supreme Court seat on April 3  https://www.dalletforjustice.com/ 

Scott Walker’s own record refutes his argument that special elections would have been too close to November & too costly. It’s transparently a partisan ploy to undermine democracy


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