"Voter turnout in 2016 was reduced by approx. 200,000 votes because of photo ID"~~FALSE TAMMY!

posted by Jay Weber - 

via politifact By Tom Kertscher

As they have for years, claims of voter suppression continue to be made by Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.

When President Donald Trump signed an order to create a commission to study voter fraud, Moore attacked its vice chairman as having "led numerous voter suppression initiatives against minorities."

Five days later, on May 17, 2017, Baldwin made this declaration on Twitter:

Voter turnout in 2016 was reduced by approx. 200,000 votes because of WI’s photo ID laws.

We’ve rated Mostly True a claim by TV show host John Oliver that in Sauk City, Wis., the office that provides identification for voting was open only four days in 2016.

But on a claim closer to Baldwin’s, we rated False tweets that said "300,000 voters were turned away" by Wisconsin’s voter ID law in the 2016 presidential election. A federal judge had determined that some 300,000 registered voters lacked the necessary ID to vote, but there was no evidence that anywhere near that number of people were turned away from the polls.

What about Baldwin’s claim?

The complete story here > Did first-time use of photo ID cause 200,000 drop in Wisconsin voter turnout in presidential race?

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21:  Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) speaks during a news conferene at the U.S. Capitol March 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Baldwin and fellow senators held the news conference to criticize the House of Representatives for passing House Bud

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