PORT WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.
No, it won’t make it harder for any legitimate voter to vote. That’s a BS argument.
The judge sided with three voters represented by a conservative law firm who argued the state elections commission should have immediately deactivated any of the roughly 234,000 voters who didn’t respond to an October mailing within 30 days. The voters were flagged as having potentially moved.
Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy denied a request by elections commission attorneys to put his decision on hold. He ordered the state Elections Commission to follow the law requiring voters who didn’t respond to be deactivated.
“I can’t tell them how to do that, they’re going to have to figure that out,” Malloy said of the commission deactivating the voters.
The law is clear as day and easy to follow. The folks in the Elections Commission just don’t want to do it and are throwing up lame excuses for why they won’t do their jobs.