June 11, 2018

Supreme Court ups war against democracy

Slate - In a 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that states may purge voters from the rolls due to their failure to cast a ballot. The ruling will disproportionately disenfranchise minorities and veterans, as well as low-income and disabled people. Because of this decision, it is now likely that thousands of Americans will show up to the polls in 2018 hoping to cast a ballot—only to be told that they have been purged from the rolls because they skipped the last few elections. It is a nightmare scenario for voting rights advocates that may affect the outcome of many future elections, as well as the 2018 midterm elections in Ohio.

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