Court orders 234,000 Wisconsin Voters to be Removed From Rolls, Ruling appealed

Court orders 234,000 Wisconsin Voters to be Removed From Rolls, Ruling appealed

A judge ruled in favor of a lawsuit insisting that Wisconsin remove the names of 234,000 voter before the 2020 election, rather than afterward as planned. These are people registered who have not voted recently and did not respond to a mailing by the 30-day deadline. A conservative firm, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, filed the complaint in October. The ruling will be appealed.

Skeptic
Skeptic
Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 5 months

I should point out that we have same-day registration in Wisconsin. So if you do get removed, you can always re-register. It would take a bit of time, but it's not hard. Just whip out your ID and get back on the rolls. If these people really do exist, it _may_ discourage a handful from voting. I'd have to see evidence that it only affects one group of people, though, before I get worried. The newspapers are implying bias without serious evidence.

david dindu
david dindu 5 months

thats racist to dead voters

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 5 months

No you see this is just a simple misunderstanding they're just sleeping for a very very very very very long time. So that's why we may still need them on the rolls.

Highlander
Highlander 5 months

I see no problem with their removal. To prevent fraud I believe roles should be purged every year. It is common knowledge that voter fraud is relentless and happens every election. The integrity of elections is far too important than worrying about a bunch of cry babies who cannot be bothered to return a firm within 30 days or indeed to take a valid ID to the polling station with them.

Hypnotica
Hypnotica 5 months

See?! SEEEEEEE?! Those evil republicans are trying to suppress voters! REEEEEEEE!

Battery Salad
Battery Salad 5 months

Good.

porcus
porcus 5 months

234k false voters getting purged is always a good thing. And that's a significant number too. I bet there is more that could be purged in other cities and states as well.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 5 months

We should eliminate same day voting and require renewal of registration every year. Making it easy to vote only enables stupid and lazy people (read Democrats) to vote for people and policies they don't understand.

christine hancock
christine hancock 5 months

I'm trying to see it the democrats see it; but my own view keeps creeping back in. They want to protect their potential voters from being purged...their potential voters who haven't voted recently, don't change their address on their registration when they move (which should happen whenever they update their drivers' lisence or ID) don't answer the mail, and can't be bothered to re-register (assuming WI has same day registration). Democrats want to protect the voting privileges of people who don't care or are dead, is my understanding correct?

Ty
Ty 5 months

IMHO it would be more efficient to purge roles of those who DIDN’T vote. That presents an evidentiary basis of inactivity. Prior to an election smacks of racism and gerrymandering.

Star Alien
Star Alien 5 months

Republicans will push their deeply unpopular policies any way possible

mcpimpen
mcpimpen 5 months

Gotta suppress that vote.

NO WAR WITH IRAN
NO WAR WITH IRAN 5 months

We definitely live in a democracy ;)

PhreneticNI
PhreneticNI 5 months

Why not remove everyone from all voter rolls immediately after each election?

David
David 5 months

For a party that claims to care so much about the democratic process, the Republicans sure are busy taking voters' rights away. But only the non-trumpists of course.

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 5 months

I am a little confused how removing (dead) people from the roles changes anything. Doesn't that dead person still need to drag themselves to a polling booth?

WWG1WGA
WWG1WGA 5 months

Wow that's a lot of Democrat fraud votes they won't have.

Mr. Gone
Mr. Gone 5 months

what's the diff between voter fraud and election fraud? Election fraud is actually a problem.

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