Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules State Shouldn’t Purge Thousands Of Voters Who May Have Moved From Rolls

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court made a decision

Democrats must be happy right now. The Supreme Court ruled that Wisconsin should not purge voters from rolls after individuals were flagged as having moved out of the storied state.

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The 5-2 ruling suggests that the voter registrations of about 69,000 Wisconsin residents on the list of likely movers won’t have their voter registrations won’t be deactivated. Republicans did an attempt to purge the voter roles for many years.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) is a conservative group. They argued that the state’s election commission actually broke the law by not removing voters from rolls after these people didn’t respond to emails in 2019. They didn’t deny the claim that they may have left the state.

The lawsuit was first filed in 2019. About 234,000 people were on the list at that point. Of those residents who remain, none cast a vote in the 2016 presidential election as per the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

The Supreme Court ruled that local election officials should remove voters from rolls. The state election commission shouldn’t do that.

“There is no credible argument that it does” apply to the commission, Justice Brian Hagedorn wrote for the majority.

Dissenting judges claim that state and local officials should be in charge of clearing up voter rolls for residents who have moved.

“The majority’s decision leaves the administration of Wisconsin’s election law in flux, at least with respect to ensuring the accuracy of the voter rolls,” Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote for the minority.

WILL head Rick Esenberg claims that the ruling is a “disappointing setback.”

“This is a disappointing setback for those who expect Wisconsin state agencies to follow the law … WILL remains committed to the rule of law and to a reasonable set of election rules that acknowledges that the right to vote involves” convenience, accuracy, integrity,” he said.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, praised the move and claimed that the “mass removal of legitimately registered voters would have been shamefully unfair.”

“I appreciate the Supreme Court’s conclusion that the authority and responsibility to maintain voter rolls belongs to local elections officials,” Barrett said.

Marc Elias, a top Democrat Party election lawyer praised the decision. he said it was a “big win.”

The state of Pennsylvania will remove the names of deceased voters from rolls as confirmed by a watchdog. According to them, at least 21,000 registrants were dead now. Several thousand voters had died a decade ago.

There were several election-related lawsuits in Wisconsin following the 2020 presidential election. Joe Biden won Wisconsin by less than 21,000 votes.

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Source: The Epoch Times


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