Scott Walker must stop Wisconsin Republican power grab, successor says

Scott Walker must stop Wisconsin Republican power grab, successor says

"Saying, "[We have to] figure out how we get votes from people who don't look like you", Brulte elaborated, by stating, "We have not yet been able to figure out how to effectively communicate and get significant numbers of votes from non-whites.

Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder was term-limited and couldn't run for re-election, but let's be clear: Voters in Wisconsin fired Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

From a legal standpoint, it is hard to frame why a legislature would attempt to undermine the power of a properly elected leader who isn't even sitting in the governor's chair yet, Magarian said. Democratic voters are more heavily clustered in cities, and Democrats say Republicans have gerrymandered election districts that give them an advantage.

"On the surface it sounds like politics, not policy", said OR state Sen. In the 2018 election, Republicans won just 46 percent of the vote for the U.S. House, but they won 63 percent of the seats. "This power grab is a direct threat to our state's democracy", Moore said in a statement. "It's just insane", she said. Because earlier this year voters in OH overwhelming passed a constitutional amendment to restrict gerrymandering, an action that could put the Republicans' dominance at risk. "It's a poor way to govern", he said.

Walker, with assistance from lawmakers like Vos, has made sweeping changes that rankled Democrats since taking office nearly eight years ago. It would also give Republicans control over a majority of the agency's board appointments until then.

The lame-duck moves followed within hours of similar efforts in Wisconsin, where lawmakers voted earlier Wednesday to shift clout to the Republican-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing the GOP governor. The proposed early voting restrictions are likely to spur litigation, the Journal-Sentinel reported.


Speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly Robin Vos talks on the floor of that legislative body. "Our proposals guarantee that the legislature always has a seat at the table".

A bipartisan group of political figures appealed to Gov. Scott Walker to avoid staining his legacy and behaving like a sore loser by signing legislation that would weaken the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. "It's anti-democratic", she tweeted.

Gov. Walker has six days after the bills are delivered to either sign them into law or veto the bills. North Carolina will probably have a new election since the Republicans paid people to pick up absentee ballots that were never turned in to the election commissions.

Walker hasn't said whether he'll sign the wide-ranging bills. The party has used that power to pass conservative policies, including creating voter ID requirements, adopting right-to-work laws and stripping public workers in Wisconsin of almost all their collective bargaining rights.

This move has scared moral watchdogs who have vociferated it power seize and has encouraged complaint amongst Democrats.

The fights over how power is distributed in the MI and Wisconsin governments have roots in North Carolina. But Republicans who control the state's legislature on Wednesday advanced legislation that would take away campaign-finance oversight power from the incoming Democratic secretary of state.


Critics say republicans are trying to grasp power after losing statewide elections to democrats.

The Wisconsin Senate has narrowly rejected a bill that would have created a state guarantee that people with pre-existing conditions can have access to health insurance. But the GOP in 2010 gerrymandered the state's legislative districts, so it now holds a 63-47 majority.

Democrats said the legislation would lead to increased legislative spending on lawyers.

He predicted the Wisconsin legislation would spark lawsuits across multiple jurisdictions. Prior to last month's midterms, those states had Republican governors and Republican-controlled legislatures. That would stop Evers and Kaul from fulfilling promises to withdraw Wisconsin from a multi-state lawsuit seeking repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Another Democrat, state Sen.

Gov. -elect Gretchen Whitmer also is a Democrat, making it the first time the party has held all three positions since 1990. MI saw 47.5% of voters for Trump and 47.27% with Clinton.


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