Wisconsin GOP takes aim at newly-elected Democratic governor

Protesters flooded the state capitol, accusing lawmakers of trying to limit Tony Evers' authority.
1:47 | 12/04/18

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two months. And in Wisconsin, voters asking if the will of the people is being ignored. They elected a Democrat for governor, but are Republicans racing to take power away? And is the same thing plays out in Michigan, too? Here's Mary Bruce. Reporter: In Wisconsin tonight, outrage. We just had a vote, and you are out! Reporter: Protesters flooding the state capitol, accusing Republican lawmakers of overriding the will of voters by trying to strip power from the newly-elected democratic governor. And the Republicans inside of that building, our capitol, refuse to accept the results of the 2018 elections. Reporter: Democrat Tony Evers narrowly defeated two-term Republican governor Scott walker. I'm going to be the next governor of the state of Wisconsin! Reporter: But now, before he's even sworn in, the republican-controlled legislature is trying to jam through new measures to limit his authority. It has Democrats furious. Protect our vote! Reporter: And Republicans, defensive. We want to make sure the new administration doesn't try to work around the legislature. Reporter: A similar story is also playing out in Michigan, where Democrat Gretchen Whitmer won the governor's race. Republican lawmakers there, now trying to curtail her power, too. Mary, Wisconsin Democrats are already pledging to fight this in court? Reporter: Yes, but Republicans are plowing ahead anyway. And Scott walker is saying he will support this. He could be cutting the power of his own office. Mary, thank you.

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