Patrick Marley for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Friday that state election officials do not need to quickly remove people from the electoral roll when they suspect they may have moved.
The Judgment 5-2 means that the Wisconsin Election Commission will not force tens of thousands of people out of election near a major election, such as the 2022 election for governor and US Senate.
From the very beginning, the case was rife with politics. Conservatives filing the lawsuit said they wanted to make sure the state’s electoral roster is accurate, while Democrats and election officials warn a change in state policy could lead to Some voters are pushed off the list when they shouldn’t.
State law that is at the heart of the voter drop-off case does not apply to the Election Commission, majority concludes.
“There are no plausible arguments to suggest that,” writes Justice Brian Hagedorn for the majority.