Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Scrub Inactive Voter Rolls

Wisconsin Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would force the state to scrub more than 3 million inactive voter rolls.

State Sen. Andre Jacque (R-WI) and state Rep. Ty Bodden (R-WI) have introduced legislation that would seek to correct the election system in Wis. The bill would get rid of 3 million ineligible voter rolls.

The “inactive” rolls signal that a person’s name is on the rolls, however, it is not on the poll books for elections due to a change in address, death, being a felon, registry in another state or fraudulent citizenship, among other reasons.

Wisconsin’s voter registration database has been in effect since 2006. Prior to 2006, clerks were tasked with maintaining their own voter rolls. The database was created as a means to save money.

The Gateway Pundit States:

“The statewide voter database was sold to legislators, Clerks, and voters that it would save time, save money and be much more efficient for the administration of voter rolls.”

Under the database, voter records can only be accessed by more than 1,800 clerks. The records are accessed through a secure user and password combination.

So far, state Sens., Felkkowski (R-WI), Marklein (R-WI), and Quinn (R-WI), have joined Jacque as co-sponsors for the bill.

Respectively, 64 State Reps., have joined Ty Bodden as co-sponsors for the legislation.

Additionally, Wisconsin’s total number of eligible voters is approximately 4.5 million. The Wisconsin Election Commission includes more than 3 million eligible registered active voters on the voter rolls.

At the same time, the commission reports over 3 million inactive voter rolls. In effect, the discrepancy between the inactive and active voter rolls leaves room for over 3 million ineligible names on the rolls that could lead to fraudulent activity.

The bill will be assigned a number for each House chamber. Then, it will be scheduled for hearings in the Assembly and Senate Campaign Elections Committees.

Upon completion, the bill will be sent to the respective chambers for approval. Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) is expected to veto the bill.

In order to override Evers’ veto, it would take a 66% majority vote of the lawmakers present.

“If the senate seat recently vacated by Senator Darling is a hold for republicans in the special election, then the senate should have a two-thirds supermajority,” the Pundit reported.

The Wisconsin Assembly has a 64-35 GOP majority. However, it does not have a two-thirds majority.

After years of concern over the state’s election system passing this bill would seek to restore the confidence and trust of the American people and their right to vote.