Frozen in terror by the blue wave. Had he called the elections 91 days ago, when he should have done so, they could have taken place next Tuesday. If necessary, primaries could have been held on Tuesday, February 20.
- GOP bill would supersede judge's order that Gov. Scott Walker schedule special elections. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/27/2018)
Banana Republicans. (Isthmus, 3/29/2018)
It’s a familiar story by now. Two legislators, one from the Assembly and one from the Senate, resigned on Dec. 29, 2017, in order to take jobs working in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration.
What Walker should have done next is made clear by state law: “Any vacancy... occurring before the second Tuesday in May in the year in which a regular election is held to fill that seat shall be filled as promptly as possible by special election.”
What Walker should have done is exactly what he did 6 weeks earlier, when he appointed State Senator Sheila Harsdorf to serve as secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Special elections UPDATE: This is what democracy looks like in Walkerland. (3/28/2018)