Speaking of Wisconsin? Our Governor's apparently conceding the 2020 election has effectively put a lid on his power & plan to again poop on the public's civil libertiesLast night we provided another ‘glitch’, this time in Wisconsin, which if reversed would eliminate Biden’s reported vote lead in the state.
Edited/Excerpted From Dan O’Donnell's perspective:
Wisconsinites braced for Governor Evers to release a new wave of COVID-19 regulations at his statewide address last night. But no new regulations were announced. Why?
In his address, Evers announced he was issuing quite possibly the weakest, most ineffectual executive order in state history. In it, he didn’t actually order anything and instead “do[es] hereby recommend” that “all individuals should stay home as much as possible and only make trips when necessary.”
What gives? Seven months ago, Evers closed the entire state with a snap of his fingers. A little over three months ago, he forced everyone in it to wear masks. A month and a half ago he declared a new public health emergency just to keep the mask mandate in place.
Now he’s reduced to begging “all individuals” to “take precautions when leaving their home.” Why didn’t Evers simply impose his political will again? Perhaps he already knows its likely outcome. He no longer believes Wisconsin is with him and that doing so would amount to political suicide.
For months—and especially in the weeks before the election—Evers’ strategy was obvious: Issue an emergency order and then all but dare Legislative Republicans to issue a joint resolution to stop it. Republicans, fearing backlash from voters terrified of COVID, backed down each time and allowed his mask mandate to stand.
Despite a predicted “blue wave” buoyed by millions of dollars in spending by out-of-state liberal groups, Republicans picked up two seats in the State Senate and only lost two in the Assembly (although as of this writing none of the legislative election results are yet official). Their numbers in both chambers are teetering on the brink of veto-proof majorities: 21-12 in the Senate and 61-38 in the Assembly.
The cold truth is after seeing how surprisingly well legislative Republicans did in last week’s elections, that he no longer has the political will and he is terrified that he soon won’t have any political power. Evers isn’t just a man defeated; he’s a man haunted by the specter of future defeat.