Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is signing into law a sweeping set of bills that will strip Democrats who won the election last month of power. The bill signed into law Friday weakens the authority of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general and will restrict early voting. Walker lost his bid for reelection to Tony Evers.
Critics have called the lame-duck move a power grab by Republicans in the legislature and said they never would have passed the bills if Walker had won. The legislature had tried to restrict early voting before, but that effort was found unconstitutional by a federal court. Republicans in Michigan are also considering measures to restrict Democrats who won statewide office there.