On August 7th President Trump through his Save America PAC reacted to the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s decision to purge 230,000 registered voters from the rolls. The controversy over this decision comes from a lawsuit that was filed in 2020 by a conservative law firm, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty demanding that the very same “inactive” voters be purged from the rolls PRIOR to the contentious election if they failed to respond to a mailing within 30 days. The lawsuit failed and Wisconsin which Trump had won in 2016 was subsequently called for Joe Biden with a margin of roughly 20,000 votes, less than a tenth of the number of registrations to be purged.
President Trump wrote,
“Wisconsin has just canceled 205,000 voter registrations because they say they could not find the voters. Why did they wait until AFTER the election? Would this mean that we would have won Wisconsin? Congratulations!”
The Hill reports,
“The practice of removing voters from rolls in Wisconsin has been a topic of debate in the state. Conservatives filed a lawsuit in 2019 asking the commission to purge voters from rolls if they did not reply to mailings within 30 days, according to The Associated Press. The legal action, however, ultimately failed.”
According to Newsmax, the WEC did precisely what the lawsuit wanted, merely several months after the most controversial election in American history.
“Elections officials deactivated 174,307 voter registrations last week because they did not respond to the mailing and had not voted in four years. They are required by Wisconsin law to identify voters who have not voted in the past four years and deactivate them. The commission also noted 31,854 registrations were removed under the belief they have moved and did not respond to the mailing.”
They did all of it AFTER the 2020 Election but were vehemently opposed to doing so before, the question is: why?
"Wisconsin has just canceled 205,000 voter registrations because they say they could not find the voters. Why did they wait until AFTER the election? Would this mean that we would have won Wisconsin? Congratulations!' – President Donald J. Trump pic.twitter.com/IaJHJ2NunF
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) August 7, 2021
The Wisconsin Elections Commission Claims Innocence
The Hill reported that a spokesperson for the commission claimed that “none of the voters removed from rolls cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election.” But oddly that assertion creates more questions than it answers. As previously stated: Why then? Would the commission fight so hard to prevent inactive voters from being purged from the rolls prior to the election when it could only serve to strengthen the state’s case that their Election was above board. By performing such as massive purge after the fact, the WEC paints a compelling case that they have something to hide, and their assertions to the contrary only serve to feed suspicions. At a minimum, this was incredibly foolish, but taken to the maximum logical extent: What does the Wisconsin Elections Commission have to hide?