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Wisconsin 2020 Voter Purge

“Elections officials sent the letters based on information compiled by the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, a coalition of 28 states and Washington, D.C. that tries to keep voter rolls as accurate as possible. 

ERIC flags voters who file address changes with the post office or register vehicles at new addresses.The Elections Commission, which consists of three Democrats and three Republicans, doesn’t want to immediately remove people from the voter rolls because in some cases their information is faulty and the voters haven’t moved. For instance, people could be flagged as having moved if they registered a vehicle at a business address instead of their home address. 

Voters who are removed from the voter rolls, whether correctly or mistakenly, can regain the ability to cast ballots by re-registering online, at their clerk’s office or at the polls on election day.

Of the 234,000 letters that were sent, about 60,000 were returned as undeliverable as of Dec. 5, according to the Elections Commission. As of then, about 2,300 recipients of the letters said they continued to live at their address and about 16,500 had registered to vote at new addresses.”

Letters were sent in October when the purge was scheduled for after the 2020 election. The court ordered them to be purged but did not require people to be notified of the change in timeline of the purge.

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

Wisconsin Voter Purge: Every City Ranked

4% of the entire population of Green Bay will be purged! 

4371 City Of Green Bay – Brown County
1177 City Of De Pere – Brown County
741 Village Of Howard – Multiple Counties
694 Village Of Ashwaubenon – Brown County
632 Village Of Bellevue – Brown County
478 Village Of Suamico – Brown County
469 Village Of Allouez – Brown County
406 Village Of Hobart – Brown County
330 Town Of Ledgeview – Brown County
67 Town Of Wrightstown – Brown County
53 Town Of Green Bay – Brown County
40 Town Of New Denmark – Brown County
39 Town Of Eaton – Brown County

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On-Going Developments in Purge of Wisconsin Voter Rolls

Thanks to the members of LWV La Crosse Area for putting together this timeline of events connected with the maintenance of the Wisconsin voter registration lists:

12/13: Ozaukee County Circuit Court 1) ordered the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) to immediately purge over 234,000 voters from the rolls and 2) denied the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin’s request to join an existing lawsuit as an intervening defendant.

12/17: The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and two registered Wisconsin voters filed a federal due process case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin to delay until after April 7 the voter purge of registered voters who may have moved.

12/17: The Wisconsin Department of Justice filed suit in District IV Court of Appeals in Madison, asking the court to stay the Ozaukee County ruling. More detail, including the legal brief, can be found here.

12/20: The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) asked the Wisconsin State Supreme Court to take up the DOJ appeals case, preventing the appeals court from acting on that request until the Supreme Court decides whether to take the case.

12/23: WI Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly recused himself from the voter roll purge case if it is taken up by the WI Supreme Court.

12/30: WI Supreme Court set 1/3 as a deadline for submission of more information related to this case. The WI Election Commission (WEC) deadlocked 3-3 on a motion to begin purging registrations of voters who may have moved since the last election.

1/2: WILL asked the Ozaukee Circuit Court to find the WEC in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls. More here.

1/6: The Wisconsin Legislature files to intervene in the Federal Court case.

Subsequent Developments

1/13: Wisconsin Elections Officials Held in Contempt for Refusing to Purge Voters

Hours later, a divided Wisconsin Supreme Court declined to take the case. That shifted the fight back to the appeals court, which sided with the elections commission on Tuesday and put the judge’s original ruling on hold.

1/14: Wisconsin Appeals Court Puts Voter Rolls Purge On Hold
The court handed Democrats who had fought the move a victory in the battleground state