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Bad day for democracy: Democrats in uproar after Wisconsin GOP rams through power grab

 

Hours after Republicans pushed through bills curbing the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, Wisconsin Democrats charged Wednesday that it was nothing but a naked partisan power grab denying the will of the voters and would lead to gridlock and lawsuits.

“Certainly, physically I’m tired, but I’m sort of demoralized by what took place,” state Rep. Gordon Hintz, the Assembly Democratic leader, told NBC News. “It was a bad day for democracy.”

 The legislation weakens the governor’s authority, limits early voting and dilutes the attorney general’s power by requiring a legislative committee to sign off on withdrawing from federal lawsuits. Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul campaigned on withdrawing Wisconsin from a multi-state lawsuit that seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Evers called the bills a “hot mess” on Wednesday, and said he’d personally call on Walker to veto the legislation. He also encouraged Wisconsin voters to pressure Walker not to sign the bills into law. Read more

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Bad day for democracy: Democrats in uproar after Wisconsin GOP rams through power grab

Bad day for democracy: Democrats in uproar after Wisconsin GOP rams through power grab

Bad day for democracy: Democrats in uproar after Wisconsin GOP rams through power grab

Bad day for democracy: Democrats in uproar after Wisconsin GOP rams through power grab

Bad day for democracy: Democrats in uproar after Wisconsin GOP rams through power grab

Bad day for democracy: Democrats in uproar after Wisconsin GOP rams through power grab

Bad day for democracy: Democrats in uproar after Wisconsin GOP rams through power grab

Bad day for democracy: Democrats in uproar after Wisconsin GOP rams through power grab