Democrats love to manipulate facts to make people believe ridiculous things and it is very rare that the media calls them on it.
But this time House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s outrageous claim of voter suppression was too much for PolitiFact to take.
The fact checking website gave Pelosi its “Pants On Fire” rating after she retweeted a Wisconsin Democrat who said more than 200,000 Wisconsin voters were being removed from the voter rolls.
A Wisconsin appeals court decided that more than 200,000 voters could be removed from the rolls because they have moved.
Election officials said the people moved because they had registered vehicles at new locations or changed their addresses at the post office, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
But Democrats, including Speaker Pelosi, seized on the decision to claim that Republicans wanted to suppress the vote.
The Elections Commission said that around 60,000 letters were returned as undeliverable, 16,500 changed their voting address and only 2,300 confirmed their address.
The state sent letters to the, around 234,000 people in October requesting that they either confirm or change their addresses
“It’s beyond alarming that more than 200,000 registered Wisconsin voters will be prohibited from voting,” Speaker Pelosi said.
“Less than a year from the election, we must ensure @WisDems have the resources to respond with a massive voter registration effort,” she said. “Don’t agonize. Organize!”
It’s beyond alarming that more than 200,000 registered Wisconsin voters will be prohibited from voting.
Less than a year from the election, we must ensure @WisDems have the resources to respond with a massive voter registration effort.
Don’t agonize. Organize! 👇 https://t.co/pTZPttXf6B
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) December 17, 2019
The Wisconsin judge sided with The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty who brought the suit, saying that the state has to take action 30 days after sending a voter notification.
“Weighing in on the Wisconsin voter rolls controversy, Pelosi says these 200,000-plus people ‘will be prohibited from voting.’
“That’s a major overstatement of how this actually works,” PolitiFact said.
“Yes, the pruning process — if allowed by the courts — could potentially remove more than 200,000 people from the voting rolls before the upcoming elections. But there is no punitive element that would ban future voting. Everyone can re-register, even on Election Day.
“The use of the word “prohibited,” in particular, goes too far, in that it suggests there is no way to vote in the future.
“We rate Pelosi’s claim Pants on Fire,” it said.
But Pelosi sees the advantage in making this claim on two fronts. One, it is a way to get the base hyped and organized.
And if and when President Trump wins the state of Wisconsin the Democrats have their excuse all set.