Thursday, March 29, 2018

Refusing to follow the law, a whining Scott Walker suffers the consequences

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.


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. 

Related posts:
Special elections UPDATE: This is what democracy looks like in Walkerland.  (3/28/2018)
UPDATE. Yesterday's sniveling aside, Scott Walker could have called a special election 67 days ago.  (3/5/2018)

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