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  •  They'll add some sort of appropriation to make it (0+ / 0-)

    referendum proof.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:12:12 PM PST

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    •  There would still be ways to overturn it... (2+ / 0-)
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      just makes it a little more work and raises the bar on signatures and the like I believe.  

      Also I think it would be quite a stretch to attach appropriations to a bill to drastically change the EV process.  

      I'd imagine the new Organizing for Action will be ready to come out against any scheme - does Snyder want OFA organizing the ballot measure to defeat this at the same time he's on the same ballot for re-election?

      "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" -Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

      by Jacoby Jonze on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:35:35 PM PST

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      •  The thing is they wouldn't have to have it be (1+ / 0-)
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        an EV law with an appropriation attached. They could have an appropriation bill and attach an EV vote amendment to it. For example, they could be appropriating funds for new voting machines for some podunk county in the middle of no where and add the EV language to the bill.

    •  There's also the initiative process... n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

      by LordMike on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:35:49 PM PST

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