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Scott Walker's Rejection of Representative Democracy is Shameful


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Scott Walker's Rejection of Representative Democracy is Shameful

John Nichols

Gov. Scott Walker is thwarting representative democracy in Wisconsin. He is refusing to call prompt special elections to fill the seats of former state Sen. Frank Lasee, of De Pere, and former state Rep. Keith Ripp, of Lodi, a pair of Republicans who quit the Legislature in December to take posts with the governor’s administration. Walker wants to leave those seats open until January 2019 — denying tens of thousands of Wisconsinites representation for a full year.

That’s indefensible.


#2

Not so much “part of an emerging pattern”, as “part of a history.”


#3

How much longer is Wisconsin going to put up with the evil duffus Walker.


#4

In this sentence–“Across the country, politicians of both parties have been busy this year trying to dismantle or undermine the infrastructure for holding the special elections that ensure Americans are elected when legislative seats go vacant”–“elected” s/b “represented.”.