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Conservative Group Says Wisconsin Elections Commission Violating State Law


A conservative law firm is asking a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt for not purging more than 200,000 voters from the rolls.

A judge last month ordered the purge because the voters may have moved.

The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty says the Elections Commission is violating state law and must immediately drop the voters from the rolls or face fines.

In Wisconsin, a system used by the Election Commission flags voters who may have moved. The commission sends a letter and if the voter doesn’t respond within a certain time frame, they’re pulled from the rolls and would have to register again.

The commission originally decided to give voters up to two years to respond or vote before deactivating them. That’s because there have been problems with voters being wrongly flagged.

The case is expected to end up at the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.
Maayan is a WUWM news reporter.
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