Report on Special Election

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But after a third ruling, the governor relented, issuing an executive order for the special elections to be held on June 12 to fill the vacancies in the 1st Senate and 42nd Assembly districts, who have been unrepresented since late past year. In response, Speaker Robin Vos called Judge Reynolds an activist judge and accused her of working outside of the law. Under that law, any action in which the sole defendant is the state of Wisconsin or certain state officers must be filed in an appeals court district other than the one that made the initial decision in the case. In January, a Democrat won a Wisconsin assembly seat in a heavily Republican district, an upset that Walker called a "wakeup call" for the GOP. "The Legislature has indicated they are done".

"Representative government and the election of our representatives are never "unnecessary, ' never a 'waste of taxpayer resources, ' and the calling of the special elections are as the Governor acknowledges, his 'obligation" to follow by virtue of (state statute)", read the court order from Judge Reilly, which declared that Walker "has an obligation to follow the law just as do we".

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess ruled against the Governor.

The bill they unveiled Monday would alter the timelines for special elections in Wisconsin, effectively barring special elections for these districts in the process.

"I am not ruling on what the law might be in the future", Niess said.

"Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans are so desperate to maintain their grip on power that they are changing laws to silence voters", said Jennifer Shilling, a Democrat from western Wisconsin who leads the minority in the state Senate. Walker had argued that the issue was moot since the legislature planned to change the law. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, the group headed by former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton Holder2020 Census to target certain groups but affect us all Judge rejects Walker's ask to delay deadline to call Wisconsin special elections Supreme Court to weigh partisan gerrymandering Wednesday MORE, sued on behalf of several voters in the open seats to force Walker to call the elections.

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Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds, who was appointed by Walker, last week sided with the voters.

Reynolds was a Walker appointee and was the first judge to reject the Governor's plan. Instead, Walker, Attorney General Brad Schimel and the Republican legislators are going to waste taxpayers' money by legal challenges and calling yet another special session.

Voting rights advocates and Democrats are deriding the bill as an attack on Democracy, with Senator Lena Taylor referring to it "as a bag of crooked snakes".

Representative Andre Jacque is the Republican candidate running to replace former Republican State Senator Frank Lasee. "The election could have been scheduled for the spring election and there would have been none of this confusion you're talking about".

Walker went back to court to ask for more time to postpone holding the elections, but two different courts ruled he was constitutionally required to schedule them.

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