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Wisconsin Elections Leaders in Contempt; Told to Purge 200,000 Voters from Rolls. A conservative group says removing names is merely following existing rules. Liberals say the move is aimed at dropping Democrats before the 2020 election.
New York Times ^ | January 13, 2020 | Mitch Smith

Posted on 01/13/2020 6:31:53 PM PST by karpov

A Wisconsin judge held three state election commissioners in contempt on Monday and ordered them to proceed immediately with purging more than 200,000 people from the state’s voter rolls.

The ruling by Judge Paul V. Malloy of Ozaukee County Circuit Court doubled down on his finding last month that thousands of voters who are believed to have moved should have their registrations canceled in Wisconsin, a narrowly divided state that has become a focal point of the 2020 presidential battle.

The debate over whether voters should be purged from the rolls has become a proxy for the state’s tense partisan divide, and the purge itself has yet to be carried out because of a deadlock between evenly split Democratic and Republican wings of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Three Republicans on the appointed six-member commission want to remove the voters, while the three Democrats wanted to wait for an appellate court to weigh in.

“We’re deadlocked, time is running and time is clearly of the essence,” Judge Malloy said.

Hours later, on Monday evening, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling that cleared the way for Judge Malloy’s decision that the rolls should be purged to stand.

The debate has drawn intense attention in part because it has played out in a state that could tip this year’s presidential election. President Trump, who plans to campaign in Milwaukee on Tuesday, carried Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016.

Conservatives said getting outdated information removed from the rolls was necessary to have clean registration lists and election integrity. Many liberals saw the effort as a blatant attempt to disqualify and confuse voters who would be likely to support Democratic candidates.

People who are removed from the rolls in error could re-register before or on Election Day.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: annjacobs; elections; judgepaulmalloy; julieglancey; markthomsen; voting; wisconsin
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The judge is fining the 3 commissioners who voted against the purge $350 a day.

"Purge" sounds scary, which is why articles don't say Republicans want to "update" the rolls.

1 posted on 01/13/2020 6:31:53 PM PST by karpov
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To: karpov

Good. Fewer Democrats to commit vote fraud.


2 posted on 01/13/2020 6:32:57 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: karpov

They never seem concerned they are also dropping republicans from the rolls. Dems think all 200,000 are demtard voters.


3 posted on 01/13/2020 6:33:46 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Ballot harvesting, anyone? Would explain the state’s Democrat governor.


4 posted on 01/13/2020 6:36:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: karpov

Meanwhile in Michigan....


5 posted on 01/13/2020 6:37:07 PM PST by akalinin
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To: karpov
A conservative group says removing names is merely following existing rules. Liberals say the move is aimed at dropping Democrats before the 2020 election.

BOTH!

6 posted on 01/13/2020 6:38:07 PM PST by Don Corleone (The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth)
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To: karpov

This judge had better be ready to vastly increase the daily fines levied. I wouldn’t be surprised if George Soros covers the miscreants’ fines while the purge is delayed until after the 2020 election.


7 posted on 01/13/2020 6:39:14 PM PST by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)
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To: karpov

This November, Democrats will do their best to get the dead and fictional out to vote. To Democrats, rules are only for Republicans.


8 posted on 01/13/2020 6:42:29 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: karpov

If the Rats think they are legitimate, let them resubmit.

Too much fraud. Too many dead and fictional people.

Too many illegals voting.

Too many people multiple voting?

How many is too many?

Even one.


9 posted on 01/13/2020 6:44:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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Yes the rats stole the Wi Governor’s race in 18 no doubt about it. Walker had a comfortable lead until the next morning when once again votes were “found”.


10 posted on 01/13/2020 6:45:24 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: House Atreides

People who cast multiple ballots should face the death penalty.

They know they are stuffing ballots. They seek to steal the country by outright fraud.

That should he a capital offense. They know what they are doing is wrong. They don’t care and they know there is little punishment for it.


11 posted on 01/13/2020 6:45:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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To: goldstategop

every election they ballot harvest and throw in some extras.


12 posted on 01/13/2020 6:47:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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Dems think all 200,000 are demtard voters.

Most would be on election day when their ballots are counted.

13 posted on 01/13/2020 6:55:28 PM PST by Roccus (Prima di ogni altra cosa, siate armati!)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Dems know exactly how many extra voters are on the roles and ALL of them are Dems when the votes are counted. How ya think they stay in power?
14 posted on 01/13/2020 6:58:31 PM PST by Missouri gal
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To: karpov

Democrats - the ultimate crybabies.


15 posted on 01/13/2020 7:05:08 PM PST by DennisR (Richter Dennis)
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To: a fool in paradise
If the Rats think they are legitimate, let them resubmit. Too much fraud. Too many dead and fictional people. Too many illegals voting.Too many people multiple voting? How many is too many?Even one.

I love every word. If my tagline sentiment is not followed we cannot win. Massive vote fraud on the way.

16 posted on 01/13/2020 7:09:31 PM PST by frank ballenger (End vote harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: karpov

Democrats, of course, favor leaving names on the voting rolls of people who no longer live in Wisconsin giving them an opportunity to vote in Wisconsin for Democrats. Would one expect anything different?


17 posted on 01/13/2020 7:12:24 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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Many liberals saw the effort as a blatant attempt to disqualify and confuse voters who would be likely to support Democratic candidates.

Which goes to show they know they are engaged in vote fraud and don't stand a chance in a legitimate election.

18 posted on 01/13/2020 7:13:07 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: karpov; ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks for posting this. I was going to do an update, today - but LIFE got in the way, D@mmit, LOL!

Wisconsin IS going to win this one, you @#$%^! Socialist Democrats! And Wisconsin WILL overwhelmingly vote for President Trump again this election year, too! :)

WINNING! MAGA! KAG!


19 posted on 01/13/2020 7:16:32 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: karpov

I sure hope Judge Paul doesn’t have a fatal accident or hang himself on a doorknob.


20 posted on 01/13/2020 7:18:51 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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