Wisconsin judge hears challenge to 234K voter registrations

Wisconsin judge hears challenge to 234K voter registrations
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A Wisconsin judge is considering whether to revoke up to 234,000 voter registrations in the key swing state.

The lawsuit being heard Friday comes from three voters represented by a conservative law firm. They argue that the state’s elections commission should immediately invalidate the registrations of those voters because they may have moved. It’s a fight with implications for next year’s presidential race in swing-state Wisconsin.

That’s because the movers are more likely to be Democratic voters, and a successful lawsuit could lead to some of them not voting. The elections commission doesn’t want to invalidate anyone until 2021.

Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy says at outset of hearing over whether to toss up to 234,000 voter registrations that he intends to rule from the bench rather than issue written opinion later

— Scott Bauer (@ sbauerAP ) December 13, 2019

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