State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Press Release

Election defeat leads to GOP temper tantrum

Republicans ignore Wisconsin voters in attempt to cling to power

By - Nov 30th, 2018 04:43 pm

MADISON, WI – After voters resoundingly elected Democrats to every statewide office on November 6th, Republicans unveiled sweeping plans to rig elections, limit the powers of Governor-elect Tony Evers and reverse the will of Wisconsin voters.

“This November, Wisconsin residents made it clear they are tired of divide and conquer tactics and want to see positive change,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “Rather than protecting jobs, strengthening schools, and fixing our roads, Republicans want to undermine Governor-elect Evers before he takes the oath of office. This lame duck session has been a bait and switch to rush through more partisan bills, rig elections and consolidate more power in the hands of Republican politicians.”

Additionally, in hopes of protecting a conservative Supreme Court Justice, Republicans plan to limit in-person absentee voting and create a new spring election that will cost taxpayers $7 million. These proposals have been met with overwhelming opposition by the public and local clerks.

“It is absolutely ludicrous that Republicans are more concerned with clinging to power at a time when factories are closing, 584 Wisconsin dairy farms have shut down their operations this year and families are feeling the pinch going into the holiday season,” said Shilling. “I agree with Gov.-elect Evers that we need to focus on improving health care, strengthening schools and fixing our roads. Republicans need to listen to voters and drop this partisan temper tantrum.”

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2 thoughts on “Election defeat leads to GOP temper tantrum”

  1. Thomas Martinsen says:

    Dear Senator Shilling,

    If you can get Governor Walker’s ear, please advise him that a veto of anything reactionary that would compromise democracy from the pens of our current state senators in this lame duck session could enhance Walker’s chances at a future in politics. If he goes along with partisan hacks such as Vos and Fitzgerald, his legacy will be limited to the status of a partisan hack himself.

    Thank you,

  2. Thomas Martinsen says:

    Honorable Senator Shilling,

    I beseech you once more to try to persuade Walker to veto the lame duck state legislature’s restrictions on the powers of the governor-elect and the attorney general elect. His complicity with partisan hacks Vos and Fitzgerald on this occasion could diminish his status to partisan hack without portfolio – unwitting tool of special interests. History will punish him if he caves to these clowns.

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