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Court Rules Gov. Walker Must Call Elections to Fill To State Legislative Vacancies

Decision Sends Message to Gov. Walker, Attorney General Schimel: In a Democracy We Have Elections and Voters Get to Vote

By - Mar 22nd, 2018 01:48 pm
Governor Scott Walker. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Governor Scott Walker. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

MADISON, Wis. — A Dane County judge, appointed by Gov. Scott Walker, today ruled that Walker cannot refuse to call special elections to fill vacancies in the 1st State Senate and 42nd Assembly Districts.

The seats were vacated in December 2017 when Walker himself appointed the holders of the seats to positions in his administration.

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:

“This ruling delivers the message loud and clear to Gov. Walker, Attorney General Brad Schimel  and Republican legislators that in a democracy we have elections and that voters get to vote.

“There is nothing in state statute that gives Walker and his gang the authority to cancel elections because they are afraid of losing.

“Just like in our successful federal lawsuit that restored real early voting, a judge has ruled against Scott Walker’s partisan schemes to rig elections for his own political gain.”

One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

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3 thoughts on “Court Rules Gov. Walker Must Call Elections to Fill To State Legislative Vacancies”

  1. Terry says:

    Yes! Thank GOD! Another blow to Career Politician Scott Walker’s War on Democracy itself and our inherent right to vote! Now we know what to do people. Vote these Republican schemers and charlatans out of office once and for all! This is a great day for ALL Wisconsinites! Walker’s loss is OUR gain! You can’t suppress the right of the People to vote Walker! Sorry! That’s not how a DEMOCRACY works Republicans!

    Dump Walker 2018!!

  2. Tom says:

    Great news!

  3. Jeff Weiner says:

    He’ll get his way when he appeals decision to the wing nut Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is such a sleaze bag.

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