Democrats found they bit off more than they could chew.
Their strategy to swing the Presidential election in their favor just blew up in their faces.
And that’s because Democrats got smacked down in court with a giant defeat that could cost them 2020.
Wisconsin was the first “blue wall” state to fall on Election Night 2016.
When Democrat Tony Evers won the gubernatorial election in 2018 Democrats thought it would flip Wisconsin back into the fold in 2020.
With Evers in charge of the state during the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats salivated over the fact that Governors in key states could lockdown their economies indefinitely and tank the economy in the hope that voters would take out their financial hardship on President Trump in the November election.
Republicans in the Badger State were not about to stand for this and leaders in the state legislature sued Governor Evers when he announced that the state’s lockdown order would extend to May 26.
The Wisconsin State Supreme Court issued a stunning four to three ruling striking down the lockdown order and opening Wisconsin up for business.
Chief Justice Patrice Roggesack noted in the ruling that Wisconsin Health Commissioner Andrea Palm’s order amounted to rule making that she could not proceed with unless the legislature weighed in.
“Emergency Order 28 is a general order of general application within the meaning of Wis. Stat. § 227.01(13), which defines “Rule.” Accordingly, the rulemaking procedures of Wis. Stat. § 227.24 were required to be followed during the promulgation of Order 28. Because they were not, Emergency Order 28 is unenforceable,” Roggensack wrote.
“Rule-making exists precisely to ensure that kind of controlling, subjective judgement asserted by one unelected official, Palm, is not imposed in Wisconsin,” Roggensack, added.
The court was careful to note that the government did have the power to act with emergency powers in the face of a pandemic.
But the Wisconsin State Supreme Court ruled that Palm and Evers did not have the power to place the entire state of Wisconsin under what essentially amounted house arrest and shut down the state’s economy.
“We do not conclude that Palm was without any power to act in the face of this pandemic. However, Palm must follow the law that is applicable to state-wide emergencies. We further conclude that Palm’s order confining all people to their homes, forbidding travel and closing businesses exceeded the statutory authority of Wis. Stat. § 252.02 upon which Palm claims to rely,” Roggensack added.
A recent Marquette University Law School showed residents approved of the shutdowns and Governor Evers performance.
But the poll did note a sharp drop in support for both Evers and the lockdown from their last poll.
Opposition to lockdowns grows as Americans realize the Governors imposing them lied.
The original rational behind “flattening the curve” was to buy hospitals time to increase capacity.
Now Democrat Governors are moving the goal posts claiming the goal is to drive down the level of infections.
The real goal is to keep key state economies shut down to boost Joe Biden’s chances at victory.
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