Republicans’ power grab in Wisconsin shows they don’t care what voters want

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By Emily Mills, editor of “Our Lives Magazine”

We live in an era of the previously “unprecedented” becoming normalized and the current power grab unfolding in Wisconsin is just the latest salvo in a near-constant attack on democratic processes and good governance that began in earnest in our state eight years ago.

It’s not unique to us, but it’s often a bellwether of national trends: In Wisconsin, as in at least four other states, Republican-controlled legislatures are currently attempting end-runs around the November election results, when the so-called blue wave saw Republicans lose ground in statehouses across the country.

Republicans, it seems, are not giving up power — or giving in to voter opinion — quite so easily.


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