In a ruling that could have implications for the November midterm elections, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Ohio’s method for removing names from its list of registered voters does not violate federal law.
The court ruled 5-4 in favor of Ohio, with the five conservative judges supporting the state and the four liberal judges voting against it.
Eligible Ohio voters who have not cast a vote in more than two years receive a notice from the state. If that person fails to respond to the notice and doesn’t vote over the next four years, they are dropped from the registration list.
All states have methods for removing names from voter registration lists which usually involve people who have moved out of a given precinct or who have died. Voter inactivity is not usually a reason in and of itself.
The biggest folly I have seen about any election is when a town or city with a known population votes and when the votes are counted, they add up to more than the known population. The dead should not vote and the media has convenience non-citizens to vote more and more. Not to mention, the illegal voting more than once using someone elses name.
As a voter, you go to the polls on election day and do your civic duty and vote. The next step is that the box of ballots go usually to the county/parish clerks office and everything gets counted up. The number of voters that checked in at the polling place against the number of actual votes. Now throw in the early voting and absentee ballots with their ballots and names already checked off and send all the numbers up to the next level, the county/parish board of commissioners, supervisors, directors, ect. If the number of names and the number of ballots don’t match then a re-survey of the names begin. After the county level is done and approved it will go to the State level to be reviewed. Then on to the Federal level for Federal elections.
Now that is a lot of names to check through and the media makes you think it all happens in a twenty-four news cycle. Depending on the type and kind of election it can actually take up to a week to three months to find out the real results of an election.
Maybe next week they will look into having a valid picture ID to check in to vote.