Appeals court: Ohio voter purge illegal

This is a perfect illustration of hardball politics when it comes to trying to prevent voter fraud. For 20 years, Ohio has purged its voter rolls of people who have not voted in the last several elections. The usual reasons for why people don't vote is that they are dead, or have moved out of state. The Hill: In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court reversed the lower court's ruling, sending the case back for remedy, CNN reported. According to the ruling, the purge would affect thousands of Ohio voters who don't vote regularly "even if he or she did not move and otherwise remains eligible to vote." The decision is a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union in Ohio that has spearheaded the campaign to defeat the practice. "We are very happy that the court found that process of purging voters in Ohio is illegal and must stop," said Mike Brickner, Senior Policy Director at the ACLU. "We don't believe that any...(Read Full Post)

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