Supreme Court decision allows states to purge voter rolls

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"No other state has a practice as ham-handed and draconian as Ohio's", the League of Women Voters argued in a brief in the case.

The court's four liberal justices dissented from the decision.

Partisan fights over ballot access are being fought across the country.

Democrats have accused Republicans of taking steps at the state level, including laws requiring certain types of government-issued identification, meant to suppress the vote of minorities, poor people and others who generally favor Democratic candidates. Congress indicated that states can remove voters "who have not responded to a notice and who have not voted in 2 consecutive" federal elections, but it added that "no registrant may be removed exclusively by reason of a failure to vote".

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"It is undisputed that OH does not remove a registrant on change-of-residence grounds unless the registrant is sent and fails to mail back a return card and then fails to vote for an additional four years", Alito wrote.

The process is one of two methods state officials use to identify voters who are no longer eligible to vote due to a change of residence. During oral argument in January, Paul Smith, the lawyer for those challenging the law, said "most of the people who are purged have not moved".

So the state asks people who haven't voted in two years to confirm their eligibility. Anyone who doesn't respond or vote within the next four years is deregistered. If they do nothing, their names eventually fall off the list of registered voters.

For the five justices in the majority - Alito, along with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch - the extent to which Ohio's practice hews to subsection (d) was enough.

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Justice Stephen Breyer, writing in dissent, said the 1993 law prohibits removing someone from the voting rolls "by reason of the person's failure to vote".

The Ohio program follows this to the letter.

The American Civil Liberties Union called the decision a "setback for voting rights". "The only question before us is whether it violates federal law". "Ohio's process is accordingly lawful". As part of the lawsuit, a judge a year ago ordered the state to count 7,515 ballots cast by people whose names had been removed from the voter rolls. But this case is about interpreting federal statutes, Alito emphasized: "We have no authority to second-guess Congress" or to decide whether Ohio's practice is the best way to keep its voter rolls current.

Aside from showing the importance of who does and does not get confirmed for the Supreme Court, the decision illustrates the weakness of federal voting-rights laws.

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