Lame-duck Wisconsin Republicans pass vote to restrict incoming Democrats in controversial 'power grab'

Lame-duck Wisconsin Republicans pass vote to restrict incoming Democrats in controversial 'power grab'

Lame-duck Wisconsin Republicans pass vote to restrict incoming Democrats in controversial 'power grab'Republican legislators in Wisconsin have voted to limit the powers of the incoming Democrat governor and state attorney general after losing the two key positions in the 2018 midterm elections. With the state government divided for the first time in ten years, the Wisconsin Senate voted before sunrise to pass a series of measures empowering the GOP-controlled legislature while weakening the Democrat replacing Republican Governor Scott Walker. The lame-duck session’s controversial vote took place despite weeks of protests and internal disagreement, effectively reducing the powers of incoming Democratic Governor-elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul, both of whom spoke out against the sweeping bill.