Thursday, March 22, 2018

Walker-appointed judge tells Walker to fast-track 2 special elections

Schadenfreude alert.

Walker appointed Josann Reynolds to the Dane County bench in 2015:
From the time she was in the seventh grade, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Josann Reynolds knew one thing: She wanted to be come a lawyer, and then a judge...Her childhood ambition was realized in September [2015] when Gov. Scott Walker appointed her to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi.
Stung by the GOP's unexpected blue wave loss in January of a seat presumed safe in a State Senate special election in NW Wisconsin, Walker has refused to schedule two more special elections to fill seats recently held by Republicans.

Today he was ordered by Judge Reynolds to do just that:
Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds ruled that Walker must order the elections by March 29. The decision is expected to be appealed.
Walker launched a nine-part, Trump-worth Tweetstorm after that January special election loss urging Republican voters to "WAKE UP," like this sample:
WAKE UP CALL: Can’t presume that voters know we are getting positive things done in Wisconsin. Help us share the good news.
Looks like his transparently partisan denial of Wisconsin voters' rights woke up the judicialry, too.


Jake formerly of the LP said...

Absurd that they still allow 2 months to have the election. There should have,been a special order forcing,the elections to take place on April 3,like all the others.

That, or make Walker's campaign,pay local governments the extra costs to put on the elections. It's his crooked self that caused it, he should pay it

Sue said...

So, does this lay it to rest or will they take it to the WI Supreme Court? Much more likely to get what he wants there.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Do the Walker/WISGOP crew really want to remind people why they should vote Dallet to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on April 3? That's what an appeal would do.

Which is why they're trying to rig this with ex post facto laws instead.