Slams Trump era Supreme Court for Backward Decision on Ohio
Voter Purge Case
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), dean of the Ohio
Delegation, issued the following statement after news that
the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the State of Ohio can
continue to purge Ohio citizens from the voter rolls.
“This decision by the Trump era Supreme Court emboldens
those who want to disenfranchise voters and put up barriers
to citizens exercising their constitutional right to vote,”
said Kaptur. “Purging voters from the rolls is wrong,
plain and simple and this 5-4 decision takes us backward.
Voting should be easy and accessible, no matter who you are
or where you live. It should not be a ‘use it or lose it’
The decision in the case Husted v. A. Philip Randolph
Institute was decided yesterday. Kaptur spoke on the
steps of the Supreme Court back in January stating Ohioans
or any American should not be purged from the voter rolls.
She spoke with Oak Harbor Mayer Joe Helle, a veteran, who
was not able to vote because he was purged from the voter
rolls. See those materials
"Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy” said
Catherine Turcer, executive director of Common Cause Ohio.
“This case highlights the importance of all Ohio voters
being proactive and taking time to verify that they are in
fact on the voter rolls. Voters can confirm that they are
properly registered which is essential for their vote to
or by calling their local board of elections."