Wisconsin judge holds election officials in contempt for defying purge of 209,000 voters

CBS News, January 14, 2020, by Melisssa Quinn

"A Wisconsin judge has found the state's election commission and some of its members in contempt for failing to comply with an order to immediately purge more than 200,000 voters from the state's rolls.

Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge Paul Malloy said the Wisconsin Elections Commission must begin deactivating the 209,000 voter registrations belonging to people believed to have moved. If it does not, three of its six commissioners will be fined $250 per day until they comply with a December order to remove the voters from the rolls. The commission also faces a fine of $50 per day.

Three of the six members of the commission voted not to take action on the list of voters flagged for removal. ...

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, a Democrat, said in a statement he is "disappointed" by the ruling.

'The outcome of this case will impact the voter registrations of well over 100,000 Wisconsinites,' he said. 'Appellate review of such a consequential decision is clearly appropriate, and the Wisconsin Elections Commission has diligently sought such review.' ..."

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