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Monday, April 06, 2020

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday ordered a suspension of his state's primary election just one day before it was scheduled to take place, in a last-minute move that Republican state legislative leaders say they will ask the state Supreme Court to block.

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GOP is scum.

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-06 09:46 PM | Reply

They are well on the way to their long-term goal: the elimination of democracy.

#2 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-04-06 10:00 PM | Reply

Charlie Sykes @SykesCharlie

In case it's not yet obvious, what's happening in Wisconsin is a dry run for what's coming for the rest of the country in November: Elections roiled in partisan rancor, dysfunction, voter suppression, and questionable legitimacy.

Tuesday's Wisconsin Election Is Our Future
Chaos. A public health disaster. And partisan trench warfare, too.
thebulwark.com

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-06 10:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Amy Howe @AHoweBlogger

#SCOTUS intervenes in Wisconsin primary dispute, blocks order extending deadline to submit absentee ballot "to the extent it requires Wisconsin to count ballots postmarked after" tomorrow. Vote is 5-4; RBG dissents, joined by Breyer, Sotomayor, & Kagan.
7:16 PM Apr 6, 2020

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-06 10:12 PM | Reply

GOP is scum.

I can make that even stronger a sentiment and stay with Wisconsin, voting, the courts, and elections context.

The Supreme Court over-ruled two lower court decisions in deciding for the Wisconsin Republicans 5-4 - to block extending absentee voting due to the pandemic. That's right. The partisan hacks that sit on the Supreme Court decided that you have to risk your life if you want your vote to count.

The Republicans are ecstatic with the projected lower voter turnout and the disenfranchisement of absentee ballots that will now legally be thrown out.

thehill.com

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2020-04-06 10:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Gal beat me to it!

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2020-04-06 10:14 PM | Reply

Ah, our Republicans who post here must be SO proud!

Everyone getting to see just who the Republican Party really is.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-06 10:22 PM | Reply

Gotta make it harder to vote. Not easier.

If too many people get to vote then trumplicans will obviously lose.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-06 10:24 PM | Reply

@#3 ... [quoting] a dry run for what's coming for the rest of the country in November ...

Yup.

The fact that Pres trump has been so quiet about the November Election is a strong concern for me.

imo, He is up to something....

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-04-06 10:28 PM | Reply

The Republicans are ecstatic with the projected lower voter turnout and the disenfranchisement of absentee ballots that will now legally be thrown out.
thehill.com
#5 | POSTED BY YAV

^This is where the true Republican sacrifice of dealing with Trump's -------- comes to fruition. They will gladly hold their collective nose and pull Trump's lever to continue this sort of momentum.

It's becoming ever more clear to them that without this sort of momentum, or method of maintaining power, they are next in line to going the way of the Whig Party.

#10 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-06 10:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The fact that Pres trump has been so quiet about the November Election is a strong concern for me."

He actually mentioned it during today's press briefing. I'm surprised no one picked up on it. He actually said his opponents should not be 'allowed' to win, because of his his great record.

Bill Maher doesn't sound so crazy now.

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-06 10:52 PM | Reply

#4 GALTUESDAY

Unbelievably hideous response to this pandemic. Wisconsin SCOTUS should be completely ignored, allow their lawsuits on behalf of Wisconsin and watch the electorate catch fire. I thought the Democrats were hideous for continuing the vote. Then the GOP for bringing them to court to continue the vote. But now their supreme Court proves there is no good governance, they should up turn their entire state government 100%.

#12 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-04-07 12:56 AM | Reply

Ben Wikler @benwikler (Chair, Democratic Party of Wisconsin)

NEW: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin just put up this guide to where to find curbside voting & absentee ballot dropoffs in your city. Can you RT this far & wide?

Curbside Voting Information
wisdems.org

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-07 06:34 AM | Reply

Reminder regarding WI 2018 election results:

Chart of the Day: Wisconsin Gerrymandering Was Awesome

In other Wisconsin news today, the state posted the official 2018 Assembly election results. It's a beautiful gerrymander. Dems got 190,000 more votes but Reps got 63/99 seats.

The end result is that Republicans won 46 percent of the statewide vote but 64 percent of the seats in the state Assembly. Now that's gerrymandering!

www.motherjones.com

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-07 06:40 AM | Reply

If Mitch McConnell wasn't such a miserable POS, Neil Gorsuch would still be sitting in Denver and this (among countless other terrible 5-4 decisions) would never have happened.

Republicans are garbage people.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2020-04-07 07:21 AM | Reply

Mild, rainy day on tap in the Badger State. In some countries, citizens line up to vote in the face of death threats. Now it's the same in Wisconsin. Is it too late to have all Wisconsin voters get a finger stained with ink? Perhaps the middle one, to raise in the faces of GOP pols in Madison?

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Stand up, Badgers sing!
'Forward' is our driving spirit loyal voices ring.

#16 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-07 09:24 AM | Reply

The Wisconsin Supreme Court made this decision via video chat.

You know, don't want to take any chances of coming into close contact with anyone while you're cramming anyone who wants to vote in Milwaukee into one of 5 total polling places.

#17 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-04-07 03:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#17 - lowlife POS they are.

#18 | Posted by YAV at 2020-04-07 03:33 PM | Reply

I may have screwed up when I said the WI Supreme Court called it in.

That may have actually been the USSC.

#19 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-04-07 04:31 PM | Reply

Here's the WI speaker of the house in full surgical gear telling everyone how safe it is to go out and vote.

#20 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-04-07 05:38 PM | Reply

twitter.com

#21 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-04-07 05:38 PM | Reply

From CNN this afternoon:

Lines early Tuesday as voting began were long: So many poll workers quit that Milwaukee consolidated its 180 polling places down to just five locations -- and in those locations, voters stretched around multiple blocks. Staffing at polling places looks different: Nearly 300 of the state's National Guard troops will be replacing volunteers who quit.

And thousands of people requested absentee ballots ahead of last week's deadline, but they won't receive those ballots in time to mail them back, according to data reported by local clerks to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Those people will be forced to choose between voting in person or skipping the election.

Dressed in full medical protective gear -- a mask, gloves and a gown -- Republican state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who said he'd been instructed to wear the equipment, volunteered at a polling place in Burlington. Vos had opposed efforts to make Wisconsin's election a by-mail-only contest and successfully fought in court to force the election to take place without delay. He told reporters Tuesday that "you are incredibly safe to go out."
He blamed Milwaukee city officials for failing to open more polling places as lines stretched for hours there.

"It made no sense to cancel the election and just push it off to a future date with no idea how it was going to work and no better plan than people have done right here today," he said.

"We have no guarantee that it's going to be any safer in June than it is right here today," Vos said, noting that "there's a chance this virus is going to come back some time in the fall."

Vos also gave voters inaccurate information: He said the thousands of people who requested absentee ballots that hadn't yet arrived in the mail could call their local clerks on Tuesday and ask for absentee ballots to be emailed to them. That is false, Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe said Monday night.

GOP pols in the Badger State had better make themselves scarce. I hear that hunting season for Republicans has been extended until they all migrate south again...

#22 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-07 06:01 PM | Reply

twitter.com

#21 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

Per the Supreme Court's Decision:

1. Your ballot had to be post marked by April 7 to count. No Excuses.
2. Otherwise, you have to risk your life to vote in person.

But that link is golden.

That's the Wisconsin Speaker of the Assembly (Republican) talking about how its safe to go vote in the primary while he wears layers of protective medical gear.
www.cnn.com

This should be the new campaign commercial across Wisconsin.

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-04-08 11:35 AM | Reply

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