Eric Holder to Sue Over Wisconsin Power Grab
Former Attorney General and potential 2020 presidential candidate Eric Holder and his National Redistricting Foundation will sue to block a limitation on early voting in Wisconsin signed into law by lame duck Governor Scott Walker. The new law limits early voting to no more than two weeks before an election. Holder’s National Redistricting Foundation -- the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee -- will sue along with the WI-based group One Wisconsin Now. “This is a shameful attack on our democracy by politicians who will do anything to hold onto power,” said Holder. “After losing an election, Republicans in the state legislature are using their gerrymandered majorities and their defeated governor to ignore the will of the people. Their actions are grossly partisan, deeply undemocratic, and an attack on voting rights. They must not stand.” Regular Beat readers will remember that the two groups successfully sued in 2016 to overturn similar early voting and other restrictions enacted by Walker. More here.