234,000 Voters Could Be Purged in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: Activists attend a Voting Rights Amendment Act rally in Capitol Hill June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The rally marked the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder which held a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Republicans Strike Again!

In October, 234,000 voters received a letter from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, under the guise they may have moved and needed to update their voter registration information.

This resulted in a lawsuit by a conservative group (natch) to give contacted voters 30 days to respond or be changed to ‘ineligible’, which a conservative judge (duh) has ruled is fine, just fine, because, “I don’t want to see someone deactivated but I don’t write the law,” said Judge Malloy. Awesome.

Of course, it probably doesn’t hurt that The Purge targeted Democrats: 55% of the mailings went to areas where Clinton beat Trump.

It appears Judge Malloy is unwilling to issue a stay pending what, I imagine, will be numerous appeals.




  1. I mean nothing surprises me anymore. Voter suppression is real.

  2. The refusal to issue a stay is nuts. But then the WI supreme court just recently made it harder to issue stays so the legislature can do whatever it wants…

    • It just floors me. Court-stacking is clearly as important gerrymandering.

  3. I think there are still thousands of voters in Wisconsin who still haven’t had there vote restored from the purge before the 2016 election.

    • I can’t believe any of it.

  4. I am super worried we are going to see this shit in some states much closer to registration deadlines.

    I’ll take this opportunity to plug Stacey Abrams’ voter suppression squad Fair Fight. They are hiring teams of people to get people registered and also lawyers to fight shit like this in court – all at the local and state level. They are likely responsible for the Kentucky governor’s race success, as they managed to keep over 100k people on the roles.

  5. Testing for Myopic

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