Republicans are staging mini-coups across the US | Lawrence Douglas

An 11th-hour tactic in Wisconsin is an attack on progressive causes and the integrity of the electoral process

Democracies empower the will of majorities. In the US, Republican lawmakers on both the state and national level have rejected that basic principle.

In a lame-duck session in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Republican legislators in the state of Wisconsin passed a sweeping bill designed to radically check the powers of the incoming governor. The result of this 11th-hour tactic is an attack on progressive causes, the integrity of the electoral process, and democratic accountability.

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