Common sense here, and it needs to happen everywhere. Via AP:
States can target people who haven’t cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections.
By a 5-4 vote that split the conservative and liberal justices, the court rejected arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states also use voters’ inactivity to trigger processes that could lead to their removal from the voting rolls.
But, the libs are up in arms anyways.
The four liberal justices dissented, and civil rights groups and some Democrats warned that more Republican-led states could enact voter purges similar to Ohio’s.
Ohio is of particular interest nationally because it is one of the larger swing states in the country with the potential to determine the outcome of presidential elections. But partisan fights over ballot access are playing out across the country. Democrats have accused Republicans of trying to suppress votes from minorities and poorer people who tend to vote for Democrats. Republicans have argued that they are trying to promote ballot integrity and prevent voter fraud.
Think about who the real racists are here. So what you’re saying is minorities aren’t capable of fulfilling even the barest of minimum requirements? This is essentially their argument for why we shouldn’t have voter ID either.
Given the number of cases of alleged voter fraud, or dead people voting, this is common sense reform. There is zero downside to doing this if the goal is free and fair elections. If you want to vote, you should care enough to fill out the damn card they send in the mail. If you throw it out, as was one of the arguments in the article, maybe you shouldn’t be voting in the first place? It’s not asking the world of someone to do a little research and put a little effort in to vote for our elected officials.