GOP efforts to limit early voting

MADISON, WI –The Latest on the Wisconsin GOP-led lame-duck session aimed at limiting the powers of incoming Democratic governor.

Wisconsin Democrats are warning that a Republican bill to limit early voting is designed to suppress turnout by Democratic voters and contradicts a court ruling that already struck down the GOP idea.

One Wisconsin Executive Director Scot Ross said Monday the Republican measure shows the GOP “refuse to accept the results of the 2018 elections” after losing six statewide races, including the contest for governor.

One Wisconsin successfully sued to strike down a previous Republican effort to limit early voting.

Ross says Republicans believe they lost last month “because too many people voted.”

About 565,000 people voted early in the November elections.

The bill is one of several Republicans plan to take up during a lame-duck session starting Monday.

Others include limiting the power of incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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