Wisconsin Court Overturns Ruling That Ordered Voter Purge

Ruling is win for Democrats in case brought by conservative law firm

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A Wisconsin appeals court Friday overturned a ruling that ordered the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state’s voter rolls, handing Democrats a victory in a case they said was intended to make it more difficult for their voters to cast ballots in November.

The court last month put the ruling, and the purge, on hold while it considered the case. The Fourth District Court of Appeals ruling overturned the decision of an Ozaukee County judge who had initially ruled in favor of a conservative law firm that was seeking the...