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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Were you purged?

from Democratic Party of Wisconsin:

It has come to our attention that numerous Wisconsin voters were incorrectly purged from the state voter file last week.

We are looking to document all known incidents of voters who were purged in error. If you have an incident to share, we ask that you fill this survey out at your earliest convenience.

We are working to collect details on who was purged to share with the state election officials on the Election Commission, which meets this Friday. Please forward this email to active voters in your community to help us collect information from any voters that were recently purged from the voter rolls.  

Voters can use this link to share their stories with us:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPUQRQEADhe9oqtQmjyIiTJAKYxLv45-moDeCwBIrnKFLnFA/viewform

Background:
After last week's primary, we received numerous complaints from voters who did not appear on the voter lists at their polling location. When we looked into this, we found out that these voters were not part of the state's annual purge that the Party was made aware of. Instead, they were caught up by a second, unexpected purge by the state using a brand new system for purging voters from the rolls. The details of this purge are very concerning to us because the voters that had their registration revoked did not meet the usual criteria for being removed. They were regular voters and they had not moved.

We have already requested details of the purge from the state and have not yet received them. We would like your help gathering information on these purges to share with the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which meets this Friday.

The party will also be looking for further information to address recent reports that Russian operatives that breached our electoral systems in advance of the 2016 presidential election. Electoral integrity is key to our democracy, and we are committed to doing all we can to protect and secure our elections.

If you have any questions, please contact info@wisdems.org.
Thank you for your assistance, we will keep you informed as the situation develops.

Martha Laning, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin

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