Voter purge case goes before Wisconsin Supreme Court.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is controlled by conservatives 4-3, but Republican-backed Justice Brian Hagedorn is known to lean left on higher-profile cases, according to the Associated Press. Image courtesy of roil_broil via Flickr.

Author: Cailyn Schiltz

On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear arguments on a case that could purge about 130,000 people from the voter rolls.

The Associated Press reports that a conservative law firm asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn a state appeal’s court ruling from February. That ruling prevented mass removals of people from the voter rolls who could have moved and changed addresses.

Republicans say that Tuesday’s argument is about preventing voter fraud. Democrats pointed out that the people suspected of moving live in more liberal areas of the state and believe the purge would suppress voters and therefore lower Democratic turnout. There are similar lawsuits happening in other important swing states.

Attorneys on both sides expect a ruling after the Nov. 3 election, but this decision could still affect the outcome, considering that Donald Trump won by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016, according to Channel 3000

Voters can register or check their status here or register in-person on Election Day with proper identification and proof of residence.