Let's win the special elections Scott Walker tried to cancel!

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In a stunning display of contempt for democracy and the rule of law, Wisconsin Republicans tried to call an emergency session of the state legislature to pass a bill that would cancel two special elections a judge ordered Gov. Scott Walker to call.

The only reason? They're afraid of losing.

The two districts in question became vacant in December, but after Democrats won a huge upset in a different—and very red—state Senate seat in January, Walker refused to hold special elections to fill the vacant seats. That would have meant that voters in those districts would have gone without representation for nearly a year, until the regularly scheduled elections in November.

That's why a judge—whom Walker himself had appointed—told the governor to call special elections promptly, saying he was ignoring the plain meaning of Wisconsin law.

But when Republicans don't like the law, they simply change it, even if that means disenfranchising thousands of voters for almost an entire year.

But in a huge win for democracy, the GOP finally caved: Walker called the elections just before the court's deadline, and Republicans in the legislature abandoned their plans to try to nullify the court's order.

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