Wisconsin

Voter purges put eligible Wisconsinites’ rights at risk, new report finds

Wisconsin’s method of cleaning its voter registration list may disenfranchise a significant number of voters.  From The Fulcrum: A new study suggests some voters in Wisconsin, particularly members of minority communities in that perennial tossup state, may lose their voting rights thanks to flaws in the state’s process for maintaining registration lists. At least 4 […]

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The racial burden of voter list maintenance errors: Evidence from Wisconsin’s supplemental movers poll books

Administrative records are increasingly used to identify registered voters who may have moved, with potential movers then sent postcards asking them to confirm their address of registration. From Science Advances: Administrative records are increasingly used to identify registered voters who may have moved, with potential movers then sent postcards asking them to confirm their address […]

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Rightwing group nearly forced Wisconsin to purge thousands of eligible voters

New state data shows removal of almost 17,000 eligible voters ahead of 2020 election could have been disastrous From The Guardian: A well-connected conservative group in Wisconsin nearly succeeded in forcing the state to kick nearly 17,000 eligible voters off its rolls ahead of the 2020 election, new state data reveals. The group, the Wisconsin Institute for […]

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In Closely Divided Wisconsin, the Battle for Votes Is Already Underway

A legal challenge over who can vote in Wisconsin has set off a furious fight, a reflection of political tension in a pivotal state for the presidential race. Jan. 14, 2020By Mitch Smith and Michael Wines MADISON, Wis. — It began with what seemed like a simple question: If a computer says voters have moved and are no […]

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Judge orders state to purge more than 200,000 Wisconsin voters from the rolls

PORT WASHINGTON – An Ozaukee County judge on Friday ordered the state to remove hundreds of thousands of people from Wisconsin’s voter rolls because they may have moved.    The case is being closely watched because of the state’s critical role in next year’s presidential race. Circuit Judge Paul Malloy also denied the League of Women Voters […]

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