“Republican Legislatures in Wisconsin, North Carolina Consider Delaying, Cancelling 2018 Congressional Elections”


Fresh off an unsuccessful attempt to ignore state law and a overturn a state court order requiring the holding of special legislative elections to fill unplanned vacancies, Wisconsin legislative leaders have been examining proposals to cancel  or delay the 2018 elections for Wisconsin’s eight congressional seats. Facing a Democratic electorate mobilized against the Trump presidency and ready to vote in November and worried about the prospect of losing Republican control of the House of Representatives, the North Carolina general assembly is considering similar legislation, after successfully manipulating the rules for judicial elections in the state for 2018 only.

One Republican legislator in Wisconsin, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid antagonizing his constituents, said that “in a wave election, voter id laws just don’t do the job.”

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