What Does The Recent Supreme Court Decision Mean For Voting Rights?

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This post is so important. Day after day it seems, the assault on our voting rights continues. Thank you so much for highlighting this latest SCOTUS decision. It has far-reaching implications. We know red-state governors and statehouses will take advantage of this ruling. Only by intense and massive civic engagement can we overcome it.


Supreme Court The Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) just ruled on a case involving Ohio’s method for purging voters from the registration rolls. Here’s what you need to know, and what you can do going forward.

The Background

Back in 2015, U.S. Navy veteran Larry Harmon went to the polls to vote in the Ohio state elections but found he wasn’t on the list of registered voters. He found out that Ohio was purging voters who hadn’t voted in previous elections, so with the help of the civil rights group A. Philip Randolph Institute, he sued Ohio’s secretary of state, Jon Husted.

The name of the SCOTUS case is Husted v. A Philip Randolph Institute.

What Ohio was doing was sending a notice to voters who had skipped a federal election, asking them to confirm their address. If the voter threw out the notice…

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