Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Photo: Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call

Scott Walker, Wisconsin's outgoing Republican governor who was denied a third term last month, signed sweeping lame duck legislation into law on Friday to diminish the power of incoming Democratic governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, and consolidate the power of the GOP-controlled state legislature.

Why it matters: This last-ditch effort by Republicans, which Democrats have referred to as a blatant "power grab," will extend years of fierce ideological skirmishes in the battleground state that the GOP has controlled for years. One measure, which will limit early voting, is almost certain to trigger a court challenge because a federal judge struck down a similar proposal as unconstitutional in 2016.

The backdrop: The move mirrors a similar decision made by North Carolina Republicans two years ago, when they successfully stripped powers of Democratic governor Roy Cooper. Meanwhile, Michigan's Republican-controlled legislature is considering measures to weaken the powers of the incoming top Democratic governor, attorney general and secretary of state.

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Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota primary

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary against lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux on Tuesday evening, AP reports.

Why it matters: The race is one that's played out across the U.S. as progressives continue to sweep party nominations. Omar's win officially means all four progressive members of "The Squad" have won their primary elections.

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25 face felony charges after downtown Chicago hit by looters

Police officers inspect a damaged Best Buy in Chicago that was looted and vandalized. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Local police officers are seeking felony charges in 25 cases following the arrest of 100 people in the wake of widespread looting and property damage in Chicago on Monday, per the Washington Post.

Driving the news: Law enforcement said the event involving hundreds of people was a coordinated response after an officer shot a suspect Sunday evening, according to CBS Chicago.

Marjorie Taylor Greene wins Georgia's 14th district runoff

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Gun-rights activist Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated physician John Cowan in a runoff election for the Republican nomination in Georgia's deep-red 14th Congressional District on Tuesday, AP reports.

Why it matters: Greene, a vocal QAnon conspiracy theorist who has been condemned by GOP leaders for making multiple offensive remarks about Black people, Jews and Muslims in Facebook videos, is likely to win a seat in the House come November.