Taking Ohio's Illegal Voter Purge to the Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute in this year's term. At question is Ohio’s practice of targeting and purging voters from their rolls for failing to vote “frequently enough.”
The ability to vote is the foundation of our democracy. The practice of purging voters for failing to meet arbitrary and unreasonable requirements is a direct assault on fundamental rights and represents one more step toward dismantling our democracy.
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