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    GOP lawmakers seek sweeping new restrictions on incoming Democratic attorney general

    Republican legislators, in an extraordinary push before their party surrenders full control of state government, want to restrict the incoming Democratic attorney generalís and governorís powers and the stateís timeline for early voting in a lame-duck session early next week.

    More than 40 proposed changes in state law on a variety of subjects were unveiled Friday at about 4:30 p.m. in five bills up for a public hearing in the Legislatureís budget-writing committee Monday. The Assembly and Senate could vote on the measures Tuesday.
    Changes include moving the 2020 presidential primary so that it isn't on the same date as the re-election of a right wing state Supreme Court justice appointed by Scott Walker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avalon View Post
    GOP lawmakers seek sweeping new restrictions on incoming Democratic attorney general



    Changes include moving the 2020 presidential primary so that it isn't on the same date as the re-election of a right wing state Supreme Court justice appointed by Scott Walker.
    This move by the Wisconsin legislature is straight out of the NC GOP legislature's playbook. The only thing that saved Cooper from being politically neutered was that the State Supreme Court was controlled by Democrats, and narrowly decided against many of the legislature's attempts to strip power from Cooper. If the Wisconsin Supreme Court is controlled by the GOP, that state may soon find itself with a figurehead governor and cabinet, and nearly all of the power in the legislative branch. Judging from this article, the GOP legislature is also trying other schemes to cut early voting and cling to power, even though they lost every statewide office in this election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Deac View Post
    This move by the Wisconsin legislature is straight out of the NC GOP legislature's playbook. The only thing that saved Cooper from being politically neutered was that the State Supreme Court was controlled by Democrats, and narrowly decided against many of the legislature's attempts to strip power from Cooper. If the Wisconsin Supreme Court is controlled by the GOP, that state may soon find itself with a figurehead governor and cabinet, and nearly all of the power in the legislative branch. Judging from this article, the GOP legislature is also trying other schemes to cut early voting and cling to power, even though they lost every statewide office in this election.
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    The reason you know how few conservatives actually care about the will of the people instead of just hoarding power there is little protest about these moves from within the party.

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