Monday, June 11, 2018
Supreme Corp supports voter purges
Not surprising that the Repugnantan majority voted this way. Ohio has been purging voters that haven't voted in a few elections by sending them mailers asking for an address update. If they don't respond they're purged from the voter roles. The SC agreed. Current law says one cannot be removed just because they haven't recently voted. But Ohio argued that it was voters not responding to an address change request that was the key factor. The dissent said it was not, that it was them not voting that triggered the address change request. They also argued that this method far more greatly impacts minority voters, the actual intent of the purge. Hence the SC has opened the floodgate for much more voter supression.