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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:10 AM

Supreme Court gives states the right to arbitrarily purge voters

If this is not a severe form of voter suppression then what is. The Supreme Court is codifying a state's right to discriminate against its citizens on just about any arbitrary reason. Worse the wording from Judge Alito should scare potential voters.

https://egbertowillies.com/2018/06/11/supreme-court-yes-ohio-purge-voters/

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Reply Supreme Court gives states the right to arbitrarily purge voters (Original post)
egbertowillies Jun 2018 OP
bornfree17 Jun 2018 #1
dragonlady Jun 2018 #6
wcmagumba Jun 2018 #2
Meadowoak Jun 2018 #3
brush Jun 2018 #4
Hoyt Jun 2018 #5
brooklynite Jun 2018 #7
FBaggins Jun 2018 #8

Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:12 AM

1. This is horrific

 

You can't do that! So wrong on so many levels. Why bother to vote?

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Response to bornfree17 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:49 AM

6. Ending your post by showing a great attitude

Not.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:13 AM

2. Republicans are total scum! nt

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:18 AM

3. I bet they only plan to purge registered Dems.

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:32 AM

4. Of course. The racists on SCOTUS just codified vote suppression.

They're intent on re-electing trump and keeping control of the House and Senate.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:42 AM

5. If you vote, you don't get purged. If you check your registration, you won't have a problem.

Democrats need to focus on getting people registered, checking their registration and getting out the vote.

Apparently, Ohio is following federal law -- they have to wait 6 years to purge non-voters and send them notification of pending removal.

While I think this ruling might hurt Democrats, the impact will be small if we get people registered and get them to vote. Do that and they can purge voters who haven't voted in 6 years all they want, but it won't do them any good because we will still win.

If people still aren't going to vote after the 2016 election, trying to stop purging isn't going to do us much good.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:52 AM

7. Having a uniform process, however severe, makes it NOT abritrary...

...the policy is applied to any voter who fails to vote in a Federal Election. If your claim is that the policy is applied to some voters and not others, be aware that no such evidence was presented by the plaintiffs.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:59 AM

8. No they didn't

When you move; you’re no longer eligible to vote at your old address. States are entirely justified in removing voter registration for those who no longer reside where they were registered.

The question in this case was whether or not the state violated federal law when they crafted HOW they would determine who had moved.

We could argue whether the ruling is correct or not, but we can’t pretend that either side adds up to “arbitrarily” purging voters:

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