Ten percent or more of registered voters in dozens of communities could be removed from the voter rolls if a lawsuit against the state succeeds.
Some of the highest dropoff would occur in Wisconsin’s two largest cities and areas with college campuses — the epicenters for Democratic support. But the effect would also ripple through rural areas that backed President Donald Trump in 2016, a review of state data by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shows.
In all, tens of thousands of voters could come off the rolls.
The lawsuit, brought last month by three voters with the help of the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, seeks to purge the voter rolls of people who might have moved. State officials want to put off forcing people off the rolls until 2021 because they suspect some of the voters have not actually moved.