Supreme Court upholds Ohio’s voting roll purge

A major victory was just won on the Supreme Court for conservatives.

The Supreme Court 5-4 ruling was in favor of the state, which Trump also supported, that enables Ohio to purge inactive voters from its registry.

The Problem

The problem Ohio is addressing is rampant within our country.

A backlog of inactive voters that can lead to voter fraud.

Since 1994, Ohio has used a system already in place in other states.

When a voter is inactive, the state sends them out a postcard to verify their registration.

If, and ONLY IF, they do not respond, their names are purged from the voter roll after four additional years of inactivity.

They would either have to re-register at that point or provide documentation that proved their inability to vote.

Liberals claimed this was unconstitutional, but the justices disagreed… well, at least five of them did.

The Ruling

Justice Samuel Alito delivered the ruling, stating “The only question before us is whether it violates federal law. It does not.”

Alito also pointed to the problem of inaccurate voter rolls in states today.

This can happen from a wide variety of factors, such as a death or people moving out of state.

The problem, though, is less than desirable individuals use these inactive voters to commit voter fraud.

How many stories did we hear about during the presidential election of dead voters casting votes around the country?

While there is still room for the criminal element to take advantage of, it at least addressed the issue and will create a constant flow of inactive voters being purged.

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Right now, nine states are using this system.

With the ruling from SCOTUS, we will no doubt see more states enact legislation that mimics Ohio’s laws.

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