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Fearing losses to Democrats, Wisconsin GOP looks to change special election laws

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posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 03:12 AM
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Stay classy GOP.


Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker is desperately attempting to clean up a mess he brought upon himself, and it certainly seems as if he's afraid of the so-called Democratic "blue wave" reaching his state.

In defiance of a court order, the Wisconsin GOP has refused to hold two special elections in seats that were only left vacant because the two occupants took jobs within Walker's administration. Instead, Republicans are now headed back to the legislature — after having returned to their districts to campaign — to change laws regarding the state's special elections, according to the Associated Press.

www.salon.com...

It's blatant. It's also not the first time this is happening as we all know. Last month the Pennsylvania GOP attempted to defy a State Supreme Court order to redistricting of their State. They lost of course leading to some resignations across the State party.

A North Carolina GOP representative freely admitted to partisan and racial motivations behind the districting of North Carolina. The Federal courts stepped in and striked down that map.

In 2012 the GOP controlled Ohio state government extended voting times in Republican leaning counties and refused to do so for those counties heavily Democratic.

It just goes on. What I don't understand is what the GOP fears in playing on an even playingfield? Lord knows they can campaign better than the spineless Dems I tell ya so in perplexes me?




posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 03:32 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Ah some good old gerrymandering. BS preemptive electioneering at its finest.

Now you're going to be critical when the DNC does it, too, right?

DNC / GOP both run on the same exact playbooks.

I wouldnt even be surprised if the DNC hadnt already twisted the district in their racial favor to begin with. I might even be shocked if they didnt.

Of course Selective Outrage over Selective Racism is the norm nowadays, eh.



Here goes an example of a gerrymandered district:



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 04:52 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

No news here. Typical GOP BS.

People WANT TO PUT A CHECK ON THIS PRESIDENT. Since the GOP and Congress WON'T do it, people are going to elect a House or Senate or Both to do it. That probably means Dems.

You guys fell for a reality TV star and a bullsh!itter.

Most of us are tired of it.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 04:56 AM
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a reply to: MiddleInsite

Okay so gerrymandering is strictly a GOP thing then?

Wicked!!!

You have any supporting information for that idea, though?



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:12 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

I agree seems a waste to hold special election only to hold an election 2 months later fir th sAmerican seats. Means Wisconsin has to pay for an election thats only good for 2 months. And the confusion it would cause would be significant as both elections would be occurring at the same time imagine advertising for a June election and then and August election for the same seats. If I was trying I wouldn't even run for special election so I can conserve money and win he permanent seat.
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posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:30 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

I dunno if it's just me, but none of your links work except the first one. Getting Error, 404, Insecure Connection messages.

Edit: Ahh, you need to remove the / from the end of some of the URLs.
edit on 27/3/2018 by BelowLowAnnouncement because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:49 AM
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Yes, both parties do this.

But. The Republican party does it a lot more and more blatantly.

So yes, both parties bad. One party worse than other.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 06:11 AM
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State legislatures redraw districts, republicans own 30 state legislatures outright to democrats 11, thus republicans currently have about 3x the districts they can redraw to maintain power.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 06:21 AM
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originally posted by: Painterz
Yes, both parties do this.

But. The Republican party does it a lot more and more blatantly.

So yes, both parties bad. One party worse than other.


Surely you have facts, sources maybe a comparative assessment to substantiate your claims?



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 06:31 AM
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Lefties and Righties.
Brown stain in my whitey tighties.
That's my poetry for today.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: MiddleInsite




People WANT TO PUT A CHECK ON THIS PRESIDENT.

Those have been in place since just about Day 1
You need to reread some history , learn something of the US Constitution , and discover why there are 3 branches of US Federal Government.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 08:30 AM
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originally posted by: Harpua
State legislatures redraw districts, republicans own 30 state legislatures outright to democrats 11, thus republicans currently have about 3x the districts they can redraw to maintain power.

Which is the way it works on every single season from demographics of each region in each State , by the State.
No "Party" owns any District (except for the local leaders)



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

I could care less.

The Democrats in Pennsylvania gerrymandared districts for the upcoming elections.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander right?

Stay classy DNC.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 08:54 AM
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originally posted by: SKEPTEK
a reply to: Southern Guardian

I could care less.

The Democrats in Pennsylvania gerrymandared districts for the upcoming elections.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander right?

Stay classy DNC.


Incorrect.

The Republican supreme court of the state legally fixed the Republican gerrymandered districts.

Stop run.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: DogStarIn1066

BAM!

Nailed it.

Right in the kisser!

Well done!



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: Wayfarer
Just a good American like yourself trying to keep it real.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 09:59 AM
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originally posted by: DogStarIn1066

originally posted by: SKEPTEK
a reply to: Southern Guardian

I could care less.

The Democrats in Pennsylvania gerrymandared districts for the upcoming elections.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander right?

Stay classy DNC.


Incorrect.

The Republican supreme court of the state legally fixed the Republican gerrymandered districts.

Stop run.


If you believe that I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn.

Do you know how corrupt PA Dems are?



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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When the GOP and the DNC stops changing the rules for getting on the ballot for third party candidates ill give some measure of care to them screwing each other over.

Till then Ill just laugh at the people that think one is better than the other.
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posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Pretty much yeah. Especially in and around African American communities.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Because you can't look it up?




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