Outgoing Governor Scott Walker has made one of his last acts in office an attack on democracy itself. This measure—passed in a lame-duck session despite unprecedented statewide bipartisan condemnation, and with the narrowest possible vote in the Wisconsin Senate—is designed to let a handful of politicians ignore the results of elections they don’t like. The lawmakers who supported this power grab apparently think that nobody can hold them accountable, and it will be up to voters, election after election, to prove them wrong.
The ACLU believes in the rule of law, and we will be looking closely at this sprawling, hastily passed measure in the months to come. At the same time, the ACLU also believes in free and fair elections, in Wisconsin and across the country. If you think attempts like this to overrule voters’ choices is wrong, we need you with us.