Democratic Party of Wisconsin Files Lawsuit to Stop Lame-Duck Laws

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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) has filed a federal lawsuit to stop laws passed by the Republicans during the lame-duck session of December. 

According to the DPW, the laws are being challenged under the United States Constitution’s Guarantee Clause, the First Amendment, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The lawsuit alleges the lame-duck laws are invalid because they weakened the results of the 2018 election.

The DPW alleges the laws took away “traditional executive powers from the governor and attorney general only after a Democrat was elected to those posts.”

Martha Laning, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin said in a statement; 

“Not only did Republicans ignore the will of the people when they passed these laws, they also denied voters their core constitutional rights.” 

Plaintiffs from each congressional district of Wisconsin are also part of this lawsuit, including Lindsey Dorff of Green Bay.  All of which voted for Evers. 

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