Supreme Court to Decide on Trump-Backed Voting Rights Rule That Could Disenfranchise Thousands of Americans

January 7, 2018 | | News Week |

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide on a Trump-backed Ohio voting rights policy that has disenfranchised thousands of American voters by using lists to purge names of those who vote infrequently. The Trump administration filed a brief in support of the Ohio "use it or lose it" voting policy last year in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institutewhich will be heard in the nation's top court on Wednesday. [...]

“Voting is the foundation of our democracy, and it is much too important to treat as a ‘use it or lose it’ right,” lawyer Stuart Naifeh of Demos told Reuters. The Ohio voting rights decision will be one of several voting rights cases heard by the Supreme Court during this term.