Supreme Court Rules 5-4 to Uphold Ohio’s Decision to Purge Voting Rolls

HeadlineJun 12, 2018
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In a major voting rights case, the Supreme Court has ruled 5 to 4 to uphold Ohio’s decision to aggressively purge voters from the rolls. The ruling allows Ohio to purge voters from the rolls if they haven’t voted in recent elections and don’t respond to a notice from election officials. A 2016 Reuters survey found nearly 150,000 people were removed from the voting rolls in recent years in Ohio’s three largest counties alone. A handful of other states have similar voting laws. The ruling to uphold Ohio’s decision to remove voters from the rolls is part of a nationwide battle over voter suppression efforts pushed by the Republican Party.

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