SCOTUS backs Dems in Ohio voting case
This morning SCOTUS came down hard on the side of voters and Democrats by issuing a ruling which blocked an order requiring Ohio officials to step up efforts to identify invalid voter registrations.From Bloomberg:
The justices today said Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner doesn’t have to comply with an order to provide county election boards with lists of new registrants whose information doesn’t match up with government databases. A federal trial judge had ordered Brunner to supply the lists by today.
Brunner, a Democrat, said the judge’s order could have affected as many as 200,000 Ohioans, potentially forcing them to cast provisional ballots instead of regular ballots. That group likely would have included a disproportionate number of Democrats because of that party’s efforts to register new voters this year.
The case is Brunner v. Ohio Republican Party, 07A332.
Thank God and Buddha for those activist judges. Screw the Rethugs and their vote manipulation tactics.