Re: Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Purge of Voting Rolls

The court ruled that a state may kick people off the rolls if they skip a few elections and fail to respond to a notice from state election officials. The vote was 5 to 4, with the more conservative justices in the majority.

This is probably one of the biggest reason why it matter who the President is. Do we think it should be harder for people to vote? I know it’s part of the conservative, dogmatic narrative that voter fraud is a huge issue in our country but it’s just not.

A Reuters study in 2016 found that at least 144,000 people were removed from the voting rolls in recent years in Ohio’s three largest counties, which are home to Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus.

“Voters have been struck from the rolls in Democratic-leaning neighborhoods at roughly twice the rate as in Republican neighborhoods,” the study found. “Neighborhoods that have a high proportion of poor, African-American residents are hit the hardest.”


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