Supreme Court OKs “Voter Purge”

The United States Supreme Court today upheld Ohio’s controversial system of purging voters from its database of registered voters, according to Associated Press report in today’s Gainesville Sun.

Under Ohio rules, registered voters who fail to vote in a two-year period are targeted for eventual removal from registration rolls, even if they haven’t moved and remain eligible. The state said it only uses the disputed process after first comparing its voter lists with a U.S. postal service list of people who have reported a change of address. But not everyone who moves notifies the post office, the state said.