Wisconsin Attorney General sues Elections Agency
September 11, 2008 12:49 PM Subscribe
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The Attorney General of Wisconsin, JB Van Hollen, is suing the state Elections Board
to remove from voting rolls all voters whose registered names & addresses don't match the records at the Department of Transportation.
The Elections Board
is required by law to check the information filed by new registrants against the information in the DOT database. The law does not specify what should be done when a mismatch is found. Van Hollen wants the Board to require all voters, both new and previously registered to cast a provisional ballot if there is a mismatch. Read the Elections Board's reponse
The Elections Board had decided not to force existing voters to cast provisional ballots after finding that 20% of voter registrations had mismatching information, mostly due to typographical errors and variations in spelling. Some are saying this suit could turn Wisconsin into "the new Florida" in the upcoming election.
Other Wisconsin folks may remember Van Hollen from his instance during his campaign that there are active terrorist training camps in Wisconsin.