The Right's Campaign to Expand Voter Purges

June 15, 2018 | | The American Prospect |

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling to uphold Ohio’s controversial voter purge law spotlights the growing clout of right-wing “election integrity” groups that have aggressively bullied and sued states and jurisdictions into kicking thousands of voters off their rolls. [...]

But even in Ohio, which may now resume voter purge practices that had been blocked, anywhere between tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of votes may be at stake, says Stuart Naifeh, senior counsel at Demos, who led the legal team challenging the Ohio law. Ohio removed two million voters from the rolls between 2011 and 2016. Demos is now working with the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the NAACP, and other allies to identify voters in danger of being purged, and take steps to re-register them.