Earlier this week, SCOTUS upheld yet another controversial law, following the recent Arbitration Agreements bit; however, this time it’s personal.
When one thinks of a “purge”, one could direct their thoughts to moments at a buffet or those B movie slashers with cheaper looking sequels.
But when you hear about the Ohio Voter Purge Law, what comes to mind?
Ohio Voter Purge Law enables the state to question and strike down one’s registration roll if that individual hasn’t voted in two consecutive elections. Essentially, a two-year voter-eligibility for that state citizen. One side, the Conservatives, mainly argue that the law is needed to protect voter credibility and to protect our elections from fraudulent profiles. Liberals, on the other end, plea that this law is a violation to the National Voting Rights Act, to voters nationwide due to its intent to drive away new voters than attract, and a discrimination to the Democratic Vote.
By a 5-4 margin, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the controversial Ohio voter-purge law, fittingly known as the “use-it-or-lose-it” law, and it’s the most aggressive voter-purge system in the country, permitting states to silence their potential voters this coming November.