Many primary elections have been shutting down in America, postponed until the social distancing order lift. But not in one state.
Wisconsin kept their primary on the books for April, but their Democrat governor at the last minute put a stop to it, trying to unilaterally postpone it for 2 months.
Unfortunately for him, a higher power stuck to its guns and overruled him. From NBC Boston:
Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the election for two months, the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday sided with Republicans who said he didn’t have the authority to reschedule the race on his own. Conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court quickly followed with a ruling blocking Democratic efforts to extend absentee voting.
Oops! It looks like Governor Evers overstepped his authority by trying to reschedule the race and extend absentee voting.
And conservatives on their Supreme Court were ready to put him in his place.
Now, we’re not going to debate the merits of rescheduling any primary, there are solid arguments on either side.
But no one, not a governor or a President, should be taking this opportunity to abuse their power, even in the name of something good.
Surely there was a right way to go about this, but last-minute Governor Evers tried to shut down the vote.
And thankfully, the Wisconsin Supreme Court was willing to stand up to him and protect the rights of Americans.
In some countries, additional power is being seized in the name of stopping this health crisis.
The Hungarian Prime Minister, for instance, is now basically allowed to rule by decree, with no elections or rallies allowed until he says so, according to The Guardian.
Is that what Americans are ready to see happen to their Constitutional rights and liberties? I don’t think so.
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