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General News    H2'ed 6/11/18

Supreme Court Upholds Ohio's Purge of Voting Rolls

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Ohio is the most aggressive among the states in purging voters from the rolls. In a major SCOTUS ruling, with the somewhat expected divide of 5-4 and overruling a district appeals court that struck down this procedure, blind (oh, my) justice decided that voters who decide not to vote will be stricken from the rolls after opting not to vote for two federal cycles.

     Federal law (the NVRA) disagrees. So did the Obama administration. But another case supported the Ohioans (read the article).

     What's this, obligatory voting? That's a perennial issue. But the Ohio practice, no surprise, tends to prevent lots of would-be Democratic voters from exercising their franchise. So obligatory voting, as is the practice in Australia, for example, is not the central issue. It was, instead, the practice of sending out a notice after one federal cycle is missed. Sort of borderline with caging?

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.nytimes.com

 

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)
 

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