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Ohio Argues Its Right to Purge Voting Rolls

Courthouse News Service

CINCINNATI (CN) — The state of Ohio, a key battleground state in this year's presidential election, told a Sixth Circuit panel on Wednesday that it believes it has the right to purge from voter registration rolls anyone who hasn't voted in consecutive federal elections and did not respond to inquiries about a change in their address, regardless of the reason.[...]

Attorney Stuart Naifeh, of the public policy organization Demos, argued on behalf of the appellants, and reminded the panel that the NVRA established a general rule that "failure to vote cannot be the basis for removing a voter from registration rolls."[...]