In November 2019, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed a complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) arguing that they were required by state law to remove over 200,000 names from the voter rolls due to changes in residential address. On December 13, 2019, a judge ruled in WILL’s favor and the WEC was court-ordered to remove the names.
Earlier this week, however, an appeals court granted a stay on the decision, meaning that the voter registrations have not been removed yet. But with local elections taking place in April and the presidential election looming large in November, the stakes are high.
Today on the show, guest host Yuri Rashkin is joined by professor David Canon from the Elections Research Center at UW–Madison and Aneesa McMillan from Priorities USA to discuss the ongoing voter roll purge controversy and what it all means for voter access in Wisconsin and around the nation.