Thousands of Wisconsinites Denied Voting Rights in 2016
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FEATURING ANALIESE EICHER – A new study by two academics at the University of Wisconsin surveyed registered non-voters in last year’s general election and found that thousands of people were denied their basic right to vote. One of the study’s authors, Kenneth Mayer told the New York Times, “it’s certainly possible that there were enough voters deterred that it flipped the election.”
Last November’s Wisconsin victory for Donald Trump was the first time since 1984 that a Republican won a majority in that state. Wisconsin was one of several battle ground states that helped Trump scrape through to an electoral college victory despite losing the popular vote.
Analiese Eicher, Program Director of One Wisconsin Now.