While in Wisconsin, a purge sits temporarily on hold…

The lede from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

“The Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocked Monday over whether to remove the voter registrations of more than 200,000 people in response to a judge’s order.  The commission’s inability to reach a consensus means the voters will stay on the rolls for at least the time being.”

There are dueling cases here – a state case with an order from a trial judge to remove voters from the rolls, currently on appeal, and a federal case seeking an order to keep the voters on the rolls.  It appears that approximately 88,000 or so of the entries correspond to people who have moved within the same municipality.  Wisconsin, with same-day registration, is exempt from federal NVRA provisions limiting purges of the rolls.

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