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Supreme Court hears arguments over Ohio's voter registration law

Supreme Court hears arguments over Ohio's voter registration law

Justice Samuel Alito sided with Murphy, saying that Ohio's reliance on a failure to vote is only partial evidence that the person may have moved from the state. But not everyone who moves notifies the post office, the state said.

What are states supposed to do to identify ineligible voters if they can't do it this way? "Is Rhode Island supposed to look at the Tasmanian voting records or hospital records?"

Wearing a mask that says "silenced", Appollos Baker, with the American Federation of Government Employees, rallies outside the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington.

He emphasized that the NVRA focuses on ballot integrity, not just easy access to voting.

The question before the Supreme Court is whether Ohio's law violates federal law in using voter inactivity as a reason to remove their name from the voter registration list. Rules in Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania are among those that could be affected by the case. Under the OH law, voters are sent a notice after two years of not submitting a vote. If the individual does not reply and continues not to vote over the next four years, their name is removed from the list with the assumption that the person no longer resides in that district.

The justices heard arguments in a case from OH, among a handful of states that use voters' inactivity to trigger a process that could lead to their removal from voter rolls. The challengers point to a provision in the federal law that bars states from removing anyone "by reason of the person's failure to vote".

The clarification only allows the notice procedure once there's been a reliable indication that the voter has moved, she said.

Chief Justice John Roberts disagreed.

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The state has several methods for finding those people and purging them from the voter rolls, he said.

"There are dozens of other ways that you could verify a change of address, yet you're suggesting that using a failure to appear at an election or elections as evidence of moving when people have a right not to vote if they choose", she said. Noel Francisco, the US solicitor general, represented the federal government, and Ohio Solicitor General Eric Murphy advocated for the state.

Although Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed misgivings about the OH law, Sotomayor dominated the one-hour argument with her contention that Ohio's system unfairly disenfranchises minorities because they tend not to vote as often.

Harmon, who said he does not recall receiving a notice from the state, was taken by surprise when told he was no longer registered to vote in 2015. "All of these impediments result in large numbers of people not voting in certain spots in the state".

There is no law against not voting, and there should not be a punishment, say lawyers with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Americans have a right to not vote. Democrats have accused Republicans of trying to suppress votes from minorities and poorer people who tend to vote for Democrats. These laws led to more voter registration outlets, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles.

OH has a separate procedure for removing people who file change-of-address forms with the Postal Service. Breyer repeatedly pressed the lawyer for opponents of the process, but had no questions for the lawyer representing Ohio. But that's way more people than the 3 percent that have actually moved, Smith said. "I confess to doing that sometimes". The Court will decide whether Ohio's process of removing voters from its voter registration lists complies with federal voting rights law.

A divided federal appeals court blocked the OH procedure and let about 7,500 state residents cast ballots in 2016, even though they'd previously been struck from the list of eligible voters.


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