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Hundreds of Thousands of Wisconsin Voters Purged From Rolls Since 2016 General Election
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49406"><span class="small">Exposed by CMD</span></a>   
Friday, 26 October 2018 14:12

Excerpt: "A review of the latest voter registration tallies by Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) finds that almost 700,000 Wisconsin voters have been removed from the voter rolls since the end of December 2016, and that significantly more voters were purged from the rolls in Democratic leaning counties than Republican leaning counties."

Voter casts a ballot. (photo: Angela Peterson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Voter casts a ballot. (photo: Angela Peterson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)


Hundreds of Thousands of Wisconsin Voters Purged From Rolls Since 2016 General Election

By Exposed by CMD

26 October 18

 

review of the latest voter registration tallies by Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) finds that almost 700,000 Wisconsin voters have been removed from the voter rolls since the end of December 2016, and that significantly more voters were purged from the rolls in Democratic leaning counties than Republican leaning counties.

The high number of purged voters could create major headaches on November 6, especially if turnout is as heavy as expected.

Wisconsin has participated in the Electronic Registration Information Center’s (ERIC) list maintenance program since 2016, which involves sending postcards to voters who are suspected of moving. If the voters don’t respond, they are removed from the rolls. Ninety percent of voters do not respond, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have actually moved.

Due to the voter purge operation, the number of registered voters in Wisconsin dropped by 697,363 between January 2017 and February 2018, a decrease of 19%. In addition to a major purge in the summer of 2017, 232,358 voters were removed in January 2018.

Voter rolls have rebounded somewhat since then, thanks to high levels of interest in the upcoming midterm elections and voter registration drives. But as of October 1, the state voter rolls were still down by 566,012, a 15% decrease.

The number of purged voters has been especially dramatic in Milwaukee and Dane counties, the state’s two heaviest Democratic strongholds, where nearly one in four voters have been removed from the rolls.

Milwaukee County has lost 150,954 voters since the end of 2016, a 26% decrease; Dane County has lost 88,254, a 23% drop.

The data comes from monthly reports from the Wisconsin Election Commission.

“It is very likely that thousands of voters will show up to vote in November only to find that they are no longer registered,” said CMD’s David Armiak. “Fortunately, Wisconsin allows election day registration, but this could lead to confusion and delays during what is expected to be a high turnout election. Voters should be sure to bring proper identification with their correct address with them to the polls.”

There were reports of problems with mistakenly purged voters in the spring elections this year. More than 7,000 voters had to be reinstated after the February 2018 primary election due to errors in the purge program.

The voter registration drop comes despite a widely reported surge in Democratic voter enthusiasm this year, and a Dane County Democratic turnout in the spring primary that was 40 percent higher than the previous record.

Wisconsin voters can confirm their voter registration here.

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-4 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-10-27 07:07
It is worth quoting again Paul Weyrich -- leader of the Free Congress Foundation, mentor to Boris Yeltsin, Ronald Reagan, and a slew of republican activists --


“I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”


Republicans win when fewer people vote. Period. In the 2016 elections, fewer people voted than those who stayed at home.

The problem is not republicans entirely. They are pretty open about their election rigging. The problem is democrats who are taking all of this lying down. They are not offering anything to motivate voters to show up and vote for them. In my area, the democratic candidates are Ben Cardin and Steny Hoyer. I would not get out of bed to vote for these two assholes. Fortunately there are some good Greens and Independents to vote for.
 
 
0 # 1dfnslblty 2018-10-27 07:08
Cmd , rather than enter an essay about what "could cause delays and confusion", could have written to encourage citizens to go to their polling stations.
I am lead to believe this negative essay is a ruse to keep potential voters away from the polls by sowing doubt and by predicting that one's hopeful participation will not matter.
Get up and out on election day and vote!
 
 
+3 # Kootenay Coyote 2018-10-27 08:18
Bye-bye, US democracy....