Supreme Court Debates Deletion of Names off Ohio’s Voter Rolls


Supreme Court justices battled Wednesday over how to interpret the confusion surrounding a 1993 motor-voter law and what steps states need to take before ousting someone from their voter lists, as a national debate rages over how far states can go to clean up their rolls.

Ohio brought the case to the justices, defending its own practice of deleting someone who hasn’t voted in several different years’ worth of elections, and who didn’t respond affirmatively to a follow-up notice mailed to their address.

Voting-rights activists say the state is pulling the trigger much too fast, and there are plenty of reasons someone might …

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