Supreme Court Backs Ohio's "Use It Or Lose It" Plan To Scrub Lazy, Absent Voters From Rolls

In another decision that is bound to upset the left, the Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while.

In a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS upheld Ohio's so-called "use it or lose it" practice, arguing, as The Hill reports, that the “Supplemental Process,” does not violate the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which bar states from removing the names of people from the voter rolls for failing to vote.

This case was a challenge to one of the practices that Ohio uses for removing voters from its registration lists: Election boards mail notices to registered voters who have not voted in two years, asking them to confirm that they are still eligible to vote. If a voter does not return that notice, his registration is cancelled. The challengers contend that the practice violates federal voting laws, which bar states from removing registered voters from their list just because they did not vote.

The process is one of two methods state officials use to identify voters who are no longer eligible to vote due to a change of residence.

The procedure "does not strike any registrant solely by reason of the failure to vote," Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority.

"Instead, as expressly permitted by federal law, it removes registrants only when they have failed to vote and have failed to respond to a change-of-residence notice."

As The Hill notes, six other states - Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia - have similar practices that target voters for removal from the rolls for not voting, but Ohio’s is the most extreme. 

The case became a proxy for the highly partisan fight over the country’s election rules. Republicans are calling for stepped-up efforts to prevent voter fraud, while Democrats say that push is a thinly veiled campaign to stop liberals and minorities from casting ballots.

Ohio is perennially a battleground state in presidential elections and has given its electoral votes to the eventual winner in 28 of the last 30 elections, and will now be able to use the system for its November election, when Senator Sherrod Brown will be among 26 Democrats defending their seats.

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lester1 Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:26 Permalink

The FBI needs to do their damn jobs and  audit the voter rolls in states like California where Illegal immigrants and non-citizens can get driver's licenses and are automatically registered to vote!

 

Its easy, the FBI just needs to subpoena the voter rolls and check the social security numbers. Anyone caught with a fake SSN or is a non citizen is removed from the rolls and charged with a felony!

Im pissed at the FBI for not doing this already!

JimmyJones lester1 Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:29 Permalink

Voter rolls are controlled at the County level, I would suggest every County do this immediately. I say this because NO BLUE State will do this but there are tons (the majority) of red counties in those Blue States. Right now voter registration is based on the "Honor system" (scam) you verbally or in writing state your name and address and give them the last 4 of your social security number, those last 4 digits are for show only, they aren't verified against the Name.  If they only crossed referenced the name with the last 4 digits you could quickly see if that matches or not, then if they do match you then see if that name and last 4 numbers are used on any other States or counties voter rolls, that would be a quick way to clean up the records, after that you would need to see how many dead people are still registered.

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helltothenah legalize Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:22 Permalink

my how quickly

we abandon all reason, logic, and sense for short term political gain

it's incredible that you can now lose your right to vote for not voting......  

use it or LOSE IT.....??????

sounds like a dangerous precedent for a bunch of other rights...... don't you think?

George Carlin had something to say about that:

 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gaa9iw85tW8#

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HillaryOdor helltothenah Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:44 Permalink

Voting is not a right.  People don't even know what rights are.  They think rights come from the state.  Voting is a privilege granted by the state, and one that shouldn't exist.  Rights come from moral principles, not arbitrary edicts. That's why they're called "rights."  It's about what is right, moral, good, just.  Voting has nothing to do with that.

Thinking voting is a right is an incredibly dangerous delusion.  Because along with that comes the idea that the state must be legitimate because everyone had their say through voting.  It's complete nonsense, and the state has no legitimacy no matter how many morons they have checking ballots trying to steal from each other.  It's all bullshit.  What is right is leaving people alone and letting them keep their property, all of it.

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any_mouse brushhog Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:48 Permalink

Doing this will make the percentages of voters that voted higher. Not that anyone in power or in the media would want that.

A vote for Trump was not a wasted vote, especially when Soros publicly denounced Hillary. Then again he'd sell his mother at the right price point. Maybe Soros has a big short on for DNC futures.

The Democrat egocentric, virtue signaling, special victims coalition is imploding.

At the same time the RINOS are looking like zebras with no stripes.

As long as the trillionaires are behind the curtains, producing and directing the show on stage, the show will go on, business as usual.

Company towns to Corporation Nation.

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jin187 HillaryOdor Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:58 Permalink

Amen.  Countless people died so we could vote.  With black people, there are still people alive today that had to fight for that right.  Yet we're supposed to buy this bullshit that someone that can't be assed to show up somewhere once a year, or fill out a absentee ballot, or even return the postage-paid envelope once every six years is "disenfranchised".  Somehow you need a state ID to buy alcohol, cash checks, apply for jobs, credit, and housing, and yet having to pay $10 once every 10 years for a new ID is an economic hardship on people that's equivalent to a poll tax.  What a fucking joke.

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vofreason helltothenah Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:52 Permalink

YES!  Hey Trump voters....ask yourself.....does it sound like American democratic values to make it hard or impossible for the citizenry to vote?  Or does that sound more like something we would criticize Russia or Turkey or someone for doing?  They are already trying to subvert the DOJ and rule of law also.  You morons want an Oligarchy?  Really?  You're acting like the anti-democratic rulers like Saddam who you so strongly oppose as anti-American.  The guys that stormed Normandy didn't do it to install a moronic, childish billionaire as supreme leader who fights for white privilege did they?  No, that's what our grandparents were there fighting against.  

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Slimedon1 vofreason Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:17 Permalink

Your desire to bash Trump for EVERYTHING is clouding your reason. All they are doing is cleaning up the rolls. If you have moved you shouldn't still be on the rolls with an old address. Re-register at your new address, why is this a big deal? We need to realize there are groups in our country that benefit from lackadaisical voter enforcement. It would be like alcohol manufacturers lobbying for less stringent ID requirements in order to increase profits from underage drinking. Imagine Budweiser wanting to roll back ID laws with the reasoning that they were disenfranchising ghetto dwellers from buying a 6-pack. My Grandfather didn't storm the beach at Normandy because he was in North Africa in '42 in a Sherman Tank, his brother didn't storm the beach at Normandy because he jumped in behind enemy lines with the 101st. My father was in the 82nd in the 50's and I was in the 82nd in the early 80's so I have a pretty good idea what we were fighting for and it wasn't so dead people and illegals could destroy the integrity of our elections. I hate to go all internet on your ass but you are an idiot, a complete fucking moron.

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any_mouse Raymond K Hessel Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:03 Permalink

Slimed, Don't get your panties in a twist over it.

The real evil is behind the scenes and remotely working both sides of the street.

They want you to focus on Trump or Obama or Hillary.

Behind the scenes, the DNC burned Bernie to advance Hillary.

The RNC wanted Bush III at first, then Cruz, a Canadian born son of a Cuban father and an American mother residing in Canada with no plans to return to USA. Cruz did not seek his official USA citizenship until 2014.

Yes, go ahead and be deranged about Trump, waste your rage away.

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Moving and Grooving JimmyJones Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:26 Permalink

'We should be asked for ID'

 

I have been asked for ID every single time I have voted in-person in Clark County, NV for a long time. They ask for your ID to confirm your signature, they usually say. I have the feeling that the unwritten rule there is that while it isn't required, it isn't forbidden either. Poll workers are a front line of defense in election fraud.

 

Pole workers, on the other hand, should wear only the minimum amount of clothing the law allows. I'll defend that position from the front row!

 

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jin187 vofreason Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:11 Permalink

So every retarded, apathetic piece of shit, that can't put the bottle or the blunt down once every 6 years, to send in a paper they don't even have to put a stamp on, that they wouldn't even have to send if they'd showed up to vote only once during that time, is having their vote taken away?  How can you even say that with a straight face?  If I was one of the liberals' lawyers for the SCOTUS case, I would break out into uncontrollable laughter during my own opening argument.  Those two people that are suing McDonald's for making them pay the full menu price on a Quarter Pounder without cheese have a better case than you clowns.

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any_mouse jin187 Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:09 Permalink

So you would like to buy a vehicle without air conditioning and pay less for the required special assembly?

I never wanted the onions on a Whopper Junior, but I'd never waste my time or the courts about it.

Special Victims USA.

"You are a special victim of something." Call the Law offices of Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.

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JimmyJones helltothenah Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:17 Permalink

Are you mentally handicapped?  Seriously you didn't lose your right you just have to register again due to inactivity.  Its totally reasonable since almost no one tells the Board of Elections when you move to have your name removed.

"white privilege did they" are you saying that other people aren't smart enough to produce a ID to vote?  Aren't smart enough to re-register to vote?  People like you disgust me.

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cdog helltothenah Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:42 Permalink

Let's take this War to the next level.

The Precedent has been delivered. Trump should issue an EO SUGGESTING EVERY STATE PURGE their voter rolls in the same manner.

a. You haven't voted; you've earned yourself a residency question letter.

b. You don't respond to the residency letter; your GONE, MF.

Long overdue, nation-wide, clean-up.

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Chris2 1 Alabama Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:38 Permalink

I realized last election in CA there was no way to "un-register" like if you move you still are but don't vote. Now they have it but you have to mail it in and print some form and fill it out. I bet nobody does it.

"we've been stealing elections for 50 yrs"

They are doing right now with San Francisco Mayors election, puppet of puppet master Willie Brown.

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Money_for_Nothing Chris2 Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:55 Permalink

Amazing how some voting precincts sometimes vote 100% in elections. Once saw an amazing interview with John Connally (guy in limo who got shot when JFK was shot) telling how he got LBJ elected Governor of Texas. Lots of John Connally stuff on youtube. Might be in that material. I saw it on network TV. Short story is Connally/LBJ didn't report their precincts numbers until the precincts where dead people voted reported theirs. Caution. Look up why LBJ was called Land-Slide-Lindon and known as El-blow-job.

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StychoKiller lincolnsteffens Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:46 Permalink

Good for you!  A passel of implied liabilities were affixed to your signature.  Simply write: "Without Prejudice, U.C.C. 1-308" below you signature on any and EVERY Govt form, requiring your signature in the future.

 

What "Without Prejudice UCC 1-308" Means:

The use of 'Without prejudice' UCC 1-308,' in connection with my signature
indicates that I have reserved my Common Law right not to be compelled to
perform under any contract (terms) that I did not enter into knowingly, voluntarily,
and intentionally. And furthermore, I do not accept the liability associated
with the compelled benefit of any un-revealed contract or commercial agreement.

 

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