Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Analysis of State Supreme Court Election Results: Some votes are more equal than others

Gov. Scott Walker said this afternoon that the spring election results show there are "two very different worlds in this state."

"You've got a world driven by Madison, and a world driven by everybody else out across the majority of the rest of the state of Wisconsin," Walker said at a press conference in the Capitol.

In an election widely viewed as a referendum on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's controversial collective-bargaining measures, unofficial results show union-backed challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg ahead of incumbent Republican State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser.
In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Walker offered an explanation for Kloppenburg's apparent victory.
"Clearly, Madison voters have too much power," said Walker. "Their votes should not count the same as those of people who agree with me, like Wisconsin's rural voters. And the Kochs."
Walker called for immediate changes to what Walker called "fundamentally anti-democratic" election procedures currently in place.
"I plan to propose a series of reforms to the state legislature," Walker said. "including a measure based on the 3/5 Compromise originally enshrined in the Constitution."
When reminded that the 3/5 Compromise was superseded by the 13th Amendment, Walker stood firm.
"If it was good enough for Jesus and our other Founding Fathers, it's good enough for Wisconsin," said Walker. "The 13th Amendment was forced upon Americans by an activist president and Congress. I will not compromise on the 3/5 Compromise."

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