A judge from Ozaukee County In Wisconsin has ordered the state government of Wisconsin to remove 234,000 registered voters from its rolls.
Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler said this is the largest electoral purge by a judge in the history of the state of Wisconsin.
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President Donald Trump won Wisconsin in 2016 by about 23,000 votes. This figure of 234,000 is more than 10 times that many people off the rolls. This could have an adverse impact on the Democrats.
The Democrats of Wisconsin are fighting back with their own plan. “So the first thing we do is we get a list of the folks that were purged, and we start texting and calling and reaching out to them to make sure that they know that they have been deregistered,” said Wikler. “This will come as a surprise and a shock to a lot of them. And frankly, people get angry when they find that they’ve been kicked off the voting rolls. So our plan is to make sure these folks hear from us early and often. And we can see whether this works because we have an election on April 7 for our Supreme Court. We want all these folks to same-day register, if need be, vote on April 7 and then be part of our program going into the fall of 2020.”
In 2018, Democrat Tony Evers defeated GOP Gov. Scott Walker by less than one percent.