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Friday, December 13, 2019

An Ozaukee County judge on Friday ordered the state to remove hundreds of thousands of people from Wisconsin's voter rolls because they may have moved.

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The Republican. Disenfranchisement is starting even earlier than usual this election cycle.

#1 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-12-13 11:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

None dared call it judicial activism.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-13 11:25 PM | Reply

Where are Bloomberg's billions when the Democrats actually need them?

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-13 11:29 PM | Reply

From the article:
"Any time people have to go through extra steps to vote, and certainly re-registering is a significant additional step, the result is that fewer people end up voting,"

That's the whole point, sister. It's not a bug...it's a feature.

Any guesses who would be affected most in this "purge"...? One guess, at the pearly gates:

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-13 11:34 PM | Reply

I find it pretty funny when the Democrats whine that the dumb, lazy, criminals, or - in the case of Illinois - the deceased don't get to vote. Basically, it is the Democrats admitting that their voter base is comprised of the dumbest and laziest people in the country. Sorry, but I don't want the low information / low IQ / Dumb + Lazy determining our government policies. People that are more or less incapable of taking care of themselves should not be determining how our country is governed.

Here are some questions people should ask when choosing a political party:

If an IQ test was implemented to qualify for voting - which party would be hurt by this?
If a wealth test was implemented to qualify for voting - which party would be hurt by this?
If adult children still living with their parents were excluded from voting - which party would be hurt by this?
If working age people not currently employed were excluded from voting - which party would be hurt by this?

Once you honestly answer those questions, you realize that the Dems cannot win an election without the stupid and lazy forming their voter base.

#5 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-12-14 12:10 AM | Reply

#5

lmao... vapid Trump voter from the New Know-Nothing Party with an IQ somewhere south of his age.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2019-12-14 12:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#6 | POSTED BY CORKY

Answer the question Corky. If there was an IQ required for voting, which party would lose more voters? We both know the answer - the first part of your path to sanity is admitting the problem.

#7 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-12-14 12:19 AM | Reply

If there was an IQ required for voting...

...you'd lose Sniper in a nanosecond.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-12-14 12:22 AM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY REDIAL

And the Dems would lose 30% of their voter base if we put the line at an IQ over 85.

A questions for you Redial - why don't we let kindergarten students vote for President? What is the rationalization?

#9 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-12-14 12:24 AM | Reply

why don't we let kindergarten students vote for President?

I'm sure if an 18 year old was still in kindergarten you would.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-12-14 12:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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--why don't we let kindergarten students vote for President?

"Lower voting age to six to tackle bias against young, says academic

Prof David Runciman says ageing population is creating a democratic crisis"

You can always count on nutty professors for crazy ideas.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-14 12:43 AM | Reply

The only way DemoKKKrats win in 2020 is voter fraud.

If Repubs can win house and senate they need to pass federal voter ID.

#12 | Posted by sawdust at 2019-12-14 12:55 AM | Reply

If there was an IQ required for voting, which party would lose more voters?

GOP.

Hands down.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 01:04 AM | Reply

The only way DemoKKKrats win in 2020 is voter fraud.

The right has constantly accused the left of voter fraud.

All while reality says it never happened(s).

Face it, you -------- hate America and everything it is and stands for.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 01:05 AM | Reply

"If Repubs can win house and senate they need to pass federal voter ID."

The GOP staunchly opposes Federal voter ID.

Because it would supersede their state level voter ID suppression policies.

Ask Et_Al to explain it to you if you don't believe me.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-14 01:11 AM | Reply

The Russiapublicans have already started cheating for 2020.
Anti-American and all around POS Sawdust has no problem with the Ruskies trying to steal another presidential election.

#16 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-12-14 01:30 AM | Reply

An Ozaukee County judge on Friday ordered the state to remove hundreds of thousands of people from Wisconsin's voter rolls because they may have moved.

I am not sure I understand what the issue is ...

Send the voters mail via the address they are registered for, that they will be removed, because (?), if they don't respond in 30days.

All this about "suppression" is hilarious. Nothing wrong with cleaning out the rolls every now and again, with people that perhaps hadn't voted over a period of time.

#17 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 01:47 AM | Reply

#15 | Posted by snoofy

And the Oscar for Strawman goes to ...

The POS troll!.

#18 | Posted by et_al at 2019-12-14 02:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Straw man?

1. It's in the GOP party platform.
2. You know why.

"The
Constitution gives the federal government very
few powers, and they are specifically enumerated;
the states and the people retain authority over
all unenumerated powers. In obedience to that
principle, we condemn the current Administration's
unconstitutional expansion into areas beyond
those specifically enumerated, including bullying
of state and local governments in matters ranging
from voter identification (ID) laws"

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-14 02:47 AM | Reply

#7 "Answer the question Corky. If there was an IQ required for voting, which party would lose more voters?"

My guess is the party that says education is for those uppity elites probably would lose more votes... sorry, but the right has alot of inbred yocals to account for.

Registration should be automatic...like Oregon does.

#20 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-12-14 06:07 AM | Reply

"If there was an IQ required for voting..."
Georgia would be a blue state.

#21 | Posted by Docman at 2019-12-14 07:37 AM | Reply

This is about suppressing the vote. Always has been. Whenever a fraud case is found it, it makes the news, because it's so damned rare. And it's always a Republican.

#22 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-14 08:38 AM | Reply

Answer the question Corky. If there was an IQ required for voting, which party would lose more voters?

I'd have to say it would be the Republicans. Even Trump said years ago when asked if he'd run for president, that he'd run as a republican because they're stupid.

#23 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-14 08:58 AM | Reply

-If there was an IQ required for voting, which party would lose more voters?

No way to answer that. It's not their IQ that frustrates the left over GOP voters. It's their ideology, loyalty, and extreme disdain for liberals.

You can claim it's IQ but that's not the problem.

#24 | Posted by eberly at 2019-12-14 09:32 AM | Reply

I'm personally affected. I'm still registered at two previous residences over a span of 25 years.

#25 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-12-14 09:58 AM | Reply

and the Dems would lose 30% of their voter base if we put the line at an IQ over 85.

#9 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-12-14 12:24 AM | REPLY |

That's Ok the Reps would lose 70%. More importantly they would lose most of their Senators and President small hands.

Ever hear of Appalachia?

#26 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-12-14 10:07 AM | Reply

Only land owners should be allowed to vote and their votes should be weighted by how much they pay in taxes. And I'm not kidding.
'

#27 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-12-14 10:22 AM | Reply

Only land owners should be allowed to vote and their votes should be weighted by how much they pay in taxes. And I'm not kidding.
'

#27 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2019-12-14 10:22 AM | REPLY |

Longing for Feudalism. How quaint.

Tell us what rights you would allow the serfs to have?. Private ownership of land is one of the most destructive ideas in human history.

#28 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-12-14 10:38 AM | Reply

My advice would be to buy land and pay taxes. No private ownership of land? Are you a Marxist?

#29 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-12-14 10:44 AM | Reply

"No private ownership of land? Are you a Marxist?"

Or an apartment dweller?!?

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-14 10:45 AM | Reply

Danforth, read what HATTER5183 wrote:

"Private ownership of land is one of the most destructive ideas in human history."

Then look up the term non-sequitur and see how it applies to your comment. Well, most of you comments if I want to be honest.

#31 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-12-14 10:51 AM | Reply

"look up the term non-sequitur and see how it applies to your comment."

Look up the term sarcasm and see how it applies to your comment.

#32 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-14 10:57 AM | Reply

Any guesses who would be affected most in this "purge"...? One guess, at the pearly gates:

#4 | Posted by Danforth

That would be the dems. It will stop the dead from voting.

#33 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-14 11:20 AM | Reply

My advice would be to buy land and pay taxes. No private ownership of land? Are you a Marxist?

#29 | Posted by visitor_

You really dint own the lant, you just pay cheep rent to the county the land is in.

#34 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-14 11:24 AM | Reply

Trump won the under-educated vote hands down.... which explaina why Ima Douchebrick voted for him.

#35 | Posted by Corky at 2019-12-14 12:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Here are some questions people should ask when choosing a political party:

If an IQ test was implemented to qualify for voting - which party would be hurt by this?
If a wealth test was implemented to qualify for voting - which party would be hurt by this?
If adult children still living with their parents were excluded from voting - which party would be hurt by this?
If working age people not currently employed were excluded from voting - which party would be hurt by this?

Once you honestly answer those questions, you realize that the Dems cannot win an election without the stupid and lazy forming their voter base.

#5 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-12-14 12:10 AM

Right now I'm thinking of the howling droolers in their MAGA paraphernalia at the Trump rallies. I would need a lot more than they were likely paid to attend! The images from the teevee are not very flattering if you're trying to convince me they're right.

#36 | Posted by john47 at 2019-12-15 10:10 AM | Reply

------------- do love them some Purging.

#37 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-12-15 11:10 AM | Reply

If Repubs can win house and senate they need to pass federal voter ID.

The Repugs had control of Congress for two years (2017 & 2018). The only thing they managed to do was give the rich a tax cut.

Don't worry dumb fkkk. Next time they get control of Congress they won't do anything either.

But. You're an abuse victim. Convinced next time the repugs win congress they'll do something beneficial for Americans. They just need another chance!

#38 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-15 11:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If this was done right before the election, then complaints about disenfranchisement might hold some water. But it's almost a year out. Should there be no verification of the voter registration rolls? It seems reasonable to me to contact people by mail to verify their residency. Rather than try to drag this out, people concerned about disenfranchisement should educate eligible voters about how to verify and keep their registrations up to date.

#39 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-15 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

wow these will make it even harder for dead democrats to vote...

imagine no representation because your a democrat and your dead...

jeese does that mean all the illegal's won't be able to vote if they give a mexican address ??

man, that will upset some major democrat plans...

sorry hillary... not 2020...

#40 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-12-15 04:13 PM | Reply

Should there be no verification of the voter registration rolls?

Were the valid registrations implicated in fraud or something illegal? The issuance of registration documentation should only have occurred if the registrant met the state's standards at the time they registered. The reality that these registrations were issued is evidence that no fraud was connected to the people who made them. If the fear is that someone else might try to use another person's identity, isn't that the purpose of voter ID?

Not voting does not violate any law nor should it trigger undue scrutiny upon those who have every right under our laws to cast legal ballots only when they themselves choose to, not based on any state's arbitrary standard of affirmatively re-providing information to them that isn't constitutionally required.

#41 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-12-15 06:39 PM | Reply

It seems reasonable to me to contact people by mail to verify their residency.

There are enough loan shark scams that send their stuff in envelopes that try to mimic the look of official mail that people have been conditioned to throw them away unopened. The timing is irrelevant. These people registered and have no reason to believe they have been purged. If you want to purge the voting rolls you need to do it in a way that protects the properly registered voters. At the very least you must offer same day registration as a remedy. Mailing people to verify their residency has been proven to be innaccurate at best.

#42 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-12-15 07:20 PM | Reply

"If you want to purge the voting rolls you need to do it in a way that protects the properly registered voters. At the very least you must offer same day registration as a remedy. "

FTA:

"Voters who are removed from the voter rolls, whether correctly or mistakenly, can regain the ability to cast ballots by re-registering online, at their clerk's office or at the polls on election day."

#43 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-15 10:21 PM | Reply

"can regain the ability to cast ballots by re-registering online, at their clerk's office or at the polls on election day.""

And what percentage do suppressors assume won't, for one reason or another? If you can't answer that question authoritatively, and explain the reason why that's important, you don't get to sit at the big kids' table.

#44 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-15 10:23 PM | Reply

"If the fear is that someone else might try to use another person's identity, isn't that the purpose of voter ID?"

I believe the main concern is the same persons registering and voting in different places. Wisconsin's voter ID law does not require the ID to have the voter's address on the photo ID.

myvote.wi.gov

#45 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-15 10:40 PM | Reply

"I believe the main concern is the same persons registering and voting in different places."

But enough about Ann Coulter.

#46 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-15 10:47 PM | Reply

"Mailing people to verify their residency has been proven to be innaccurate at best."

That's not a bug, that's a feature!
~Today's Republicans

#47 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-15 10:48 PM | Reply

"And what percentage do suppressors assume won't, for one reason or another?

If they're not going to polls on election day, or going to or contacting the clerk's office to pick up an absentee ballot, who the frak cares?

"If you can't answer that question authoritatively, and explain the reason why that's important, you don't get to sit at the big kids' table."

You sound like a psycho writing that.

#48 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-15 10:50 PM | Reply

"You sound like a psycho writing that."

You sound like you don't know the answer, and you're embarrassed by that fact.

My point was this: all vote suppressors rely on one central lie: that an additional barrier to voting won't be an additional barrier to voting.

If you don't realize as much, and don't know how many votes you're suppressing with each new requirement, you're not smart enough to be allowed into the adult's conversation. Every suppressor knows the answer, in his sleep.

#49 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-15 10:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

>wisconsin death trip

#50 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-12-15 10:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Voters who are removed from the voter rolls, whether correctly or mistakenly, can regain the ability to cast ballots by re-registering online, at their clerk's office or at the polls on election day."
#43 | POSTED BY SENTINEL AT 2019-12-15 10:21 PM | REPLY |

This is a nationwide push by conservatives. In 29 states there is no same day registration.

Even same day registration is not a cure-all because it requires proof of address and if you don't know you have been removed it is unlikely you will bring said proof just in case.

#51 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-12-16 04:11 PM | Reply

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