Supreme Court appears sympathetic to Ohio voter purge effort

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  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Jan. 10, 2018 10:26 p.m.

    Voting is the doorway to political power in this nation. The integrity of the voting process is fundamental to respect for our entire system of government. It is one thing to lose fair-and-square. It is quite another to believe you've been cheated.

    It is no longer 1950s Virginia or Mississippi and I've yet to see large numbers of people who are eligible to vote but were denied the right to do so because of voter ID or voter registration laws. I'm sure the media would be anxious to parade them around if they existed.

    Since we do not live in a nation of centralized record keeping--and since most of us don't want that kind of powerful government--there must be reasonable metrics to remove from voter rolls those who have passed or moved away. Ohio's method doesn't seem unreasonable, though it might need to be tweaked to account for active military a bit better.

    Frankly, voter clerks ought to routinely scan the Obits as well as local death certificates and remove from the rolls anyone who has passed.

  • Cactus Pete Centerville, UT
    Jan. 10, 2018 12:57 p.m.

    Dead people in Chicago vote from beyond the grave.

    Susie Sallee was buried in 1998. Yet records show she voted in Chicago 12 years later.

    Victor Crosswell died in 1994, but records show he’s voted six times since then.

    And then there’s Floyd Stevens. Records show he’s voted 11 times since his death in 1993.

    The list goes on and on.