SCHUMER MELTDOWN: Chuck Slams Supreme Court’s Decision to ‘Disenfranchise’ Americans

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"We are now only 5 months from our next federal election and any rush now to remove a backlog of up to 589,000 voters that he has marked for purging will be extremely disruptive and unfair to OH voters", Clyde wrote. Alternatively, it could be read to forbid such purges.

This case, like many others, should never even have been in court, allowing wayward judges and the ACLU to lock up a commonsense law for several years and election cycles.

"This decision is validation of Ohio's efforts to clean up the voter rolls and now with the blessing (of the) nation's highest court, it can serve as a model for other states to use", Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said.

The five justices who typically make up the conservative majority on the court backed the decision while the four liberal justices dissented.

OH said it only uses the process after first comparing its voter lists with U.S. Postal Service lists of changed addresses, but not everyone who moves notifies the post office.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in favor of Ohio's "use it or lose it" practice which purges people from voter rolls if they sit out a certain number of elections.

And thus Ohio's program for maintaining voter rolls is legal.

Under the state law, voters who have not voted in two years are flagged and sent a confirmation notice. The court said Ohio's method did not violate federal law, the central question in the case. Yet is also includes an significant limitation.

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Voters who then fail to respond to the notice and fail to vote within the next two years are removed from the rolls.

Alito's opinion focuses on the word "solely". "Ohio's process is accordingly lawful".

That is, as stated above, an entirely plausible reading of the statute. "That's part of why the plaintiffs in the NVRA case today are saying they're going back to look for more information" about the effect of the law on minorities, he said.

OH state officials argued that the practice is an attempt to keep the list of registered voters up to date, removing people, for example, who have moved to another state.

"Communities that are disproportionately affected by unnecessarily harsh registration laws should not tolerate efforts to marginalize their influence in the political process, nor should allies who recognize blatant unfairness stand idly by", added Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. In Ohio, the "notify, wait, and purge" process is "triggered" by "a registrant's failure to engage in any "voter activity" for two years".

Monday's ruling concerning the battleground state comes as the country gears up for midterm elections this fall. If they do nothing, their names eventually fall off the list of registered voters.

What ultimately matters in Husted, however, is neither the confusing text of the law nor the opinion of the Sixth Circuit.

"The Supreme Court got this one wrong". Under the Trump administration, it flipped sides to support Ohio's unnecessary restrictions on the right to vote.

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