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Federal Court Rules Ohio's Voter Purge Unconstitutional
ABC News ^ | September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Hansler

Posted on 09/25/2016 4:52:56 PM PDT by buckalfa

Just weeks before the Nov. 8 election, a federal appeals court has ruled that Ohio’s method of purging names of inactive voters from voter rolls is unconstitutional. Ohio, a battleground state in the presidential race, removed the names of tens of thousands of registered voters under what it calls its “supplemental process." Under this controversial method, voters were taken off the registration rolls after six years of not voting, regardless of whether they remained eligible to vote. ......

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: courts; ohio; voterregistration
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To: Whenifhow

On the ping please. Used to live in Scioto County.

61 posted on 09/25/2016 6:17:01 PM PDT by buckalfa (I am deplorable.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Thanks for finding that link.
Husted said the ruling was going to appeals, but don’t know if that will delay adding names to the rolls.

People can register online right up until the day before early voting, Oct 12.

If they want to check their registration status it is online.

62 posted on 09/25/2016 6:27:13 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: buckalfa

Screw these judges. You have a governor in California who let’s illegals vote. SO, just SCREW THEM. If the governor and officials there had any gonads, they would IGNORE these sobs!

63 posted on 09/25/2016 6:32:24 PM PDT by ZULU (Where the HELL ARE PAUL RYAN AND MITCH MCCONNELL ?????)
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To: buckalfa

You have been added to the Ohio ping list.

64 posted on 09/25/2016 6:33:50 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Secret Agent Man
This is overreach by fedgov.

And who is the chief executive in the United States? What is his party? Does the decision benefit his party?

You bet!

65 posted on 09/25/2016 7:01:05 PM PDT by Rapscallion (OBAMA and Clinton: Defiantly destroying America one deranged decision at a time)
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To: CitizenUSA
I don’t know the rules in Ohio, but many states allow voters to cast provisional ballots. If a legitimate voter is purged by this, wouldn’t they still be able to vote? I’m talking about a person who thinks they are registered, shows up at the polls, and is told they aren’t on the list.

Yes, that's correct. A voter who was formerly registered but purged would still be able to cast a provisional ballot. However, that ballot will not be counted unless they can provide proper identification and proof of residency if the residency is questionable. If those requirements are met, and if a GOP and Democrat member of the county Board of Elections for the county in which the ballot was cast agree that the ballot is valid, then and only then will the ballot be counted. Ohio's ID requirements are stringent without being onerous, so electors attempted to cast a ballot in good faith will have no problem meeting them.

I am a GOP member of a county Board of Elections in Ohio. As mentioned upthread, the applications for receipt of absentee ballots were mailed a week ago, and the majority of counties have no record of which registrations were purged from the rolls, so there will be no "do over".

66 posted on 09/25/2016 7:03:12 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (H-O-L-D F-A-S-T)
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To: ez

Yes, but it’s Kasich in Ohio after all.........He doesn’t seem to have the gonads that the big pile of s—t does.

67 posted on 09/25/2016 7:15:52 PM PDT by Postman (Flies landing on 0re0 know rotting garbage when they see it!)
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To: RoseofTexas

I have a theory. In Michigan, when you vote, they cross your name off in a list to note that you’ve voted. The result is a list of names that have not been crossed off. This can be used to track whom doesn’t vote, providing a avenue for fraud by voting for people that “might likely” won’t vote.

I’m not sure if this is the case elsewhere.

68 posted on 09/25/2016 8:25:13 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: buckalfa

Keep doing it anyway.

69 posted on 09/25/2016 9:27:50 PM PDT by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TonyInOhio

My memory says that this not a new process the court has struck down but a decades old one. Voting was one way to recertify. Not voting for 2 or 3 consecutive elections required recertification. IOW, prove you still reside in that precinct. Made perfect sense to me and it wasn’t difficult or illogical. After all, driver’s licenses must be renewed, and fishing, hunting, business, etc. It makes sense to me.

And who can argue with purging dead people from the rolls? That’s a no-brainer.
Ohio should appeal to the full court and then to scotus. It’s rules are logical. It’s even in kasich’s interest to do so.

70 posted on 09/26/2016 3:43:27 AM PDT by xzins ( Free Republic Gives YOU a voice heard around the globe. Support the Freepathon!)
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To: Impy; DoughtyOne

“My point was I wish they would have destroyed all records of the voter registrations they removed, so no lib Judge could order them restored.”

For sure!

71 posted on 09/26/2016 8:31:43 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: stephenjohnbanker


72 posted on 09/26/2016 8:38:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Forty-four days until we take measures to end this nightmare. Trump, for the Free World...)
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