A Wisconsin court of appeals just overturned a ruling that purged 209,000 people from voter registration rolls, helping Democrats in a state that plays a decisive role in the 2020 presidential race. Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016. The conservative group that brought the case, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, said it plans to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court. A lower court judge in January ordered the purging of 209,000 people from voter rolls because they may have moved. This court also overturned an order by the same judge that had found the state elections commission in contempt for not moving forward with the voter roll purge.
The plaintiffs in the original case argued that the state elections commission should have immediately deactivated the registrations of voters who didn’t respond within 30 days to a mailing sent in October.