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Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer Guy

This is pretty good: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been trying to block two state legislative special elections that he’s afraid the GOP might lose. Walker says giving people full representation is a waste of money. He was so determined not to hold the elections that he was even willing to change state law to make it easier.

Now, Allegra Kirkland reports, the whole plan seems to have imploded, after a Democratic group led by Eric Holder sued. And Walker is lashing out.

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Scott Walker Aims To Change Law To Avoid Holding Elections GOP Might Lose

It looks like Scott Walker doesn’t have a ton of confidence in the GOP’s ability to win elections in the Trump era.

On Thursday a court ruled that Walker has to hold two special elections, which he was trying to avoid doing. Now, Allegra Kirkland reports, Walker is working with the Republican state legislature to change state law governing special elections, rendering the court ruling moot. In other words, he’s changing the law to avoid holding elections he’s afraid the GOP might lose.

Democrats are calling the move a “clear attack on democracy.” Hard to argue with that.