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LWV Statement on Ohio's Voter Purge Case

Justice Department Flip Flops on Voting Rights in Ohio Purge Case

Washington, DC –  League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the latest Department of Justice brief filed in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, a pending Supreme Court case concerning Ohio’s voter purge:

“By changing their position in the 2016 Ohio voter purge, the Justice Department is playing politics with our democracy and threatening the fundamental right to vote. We have seen this administration lay the groundwork to roll back voting rights, but the latest brief in the pending Supreme Court case takes a dangerous step further: disenfranchising eligible voters. At issue in the Ohio voter purging case are thousands of eligible voters who were properly registered, and did not lose their eligibility but were nonetheless kicked off the rolls. The League of Women Voters will continue to fight unlawful voter restrictions at all levels and encourage active participation in our great democracy.”

 Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | scourtney@lwv.org

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