Post by The Real GLOBALIST
From a stale, legal perspective, the decision is defensible (as is the
dissent's conclusion). However, the underlying truth is the smell of
bullshit is in the air.
Federal law prohibits removing people from the voter rolls because they
haven't voted. But, federal law permits states to remove voters who 1)
are suspected of having moved, 2) failed to respond to a postcard
asking if they have moved, and 3) failed to vote for the next four years
after not responding to the postcard.
What Ohio has done that is controversial is using failure to vote for
two years as the *trigger* for suspicion of moving and the sending of
the postcard. The stale analysis is whether federal law permits using
not voting as the trigger. The bullshit is that Ohio is acting in good
faith in trying to figure out who has moved. Ohio Republicans know that
Democrats are less likely to vote in the midterms, missing a single
midterm triggers the postcard, and they are counting on people to ignore
the postcard (it looks like junk mail).