Trump administration sides with Ohio on purging voter rolls

I would love to hear progressives argue how they would keep illegal aliens and dead Democrats from voting. 

Via the AP

President Donald Trump’s administration has reversed the government’s position on a voter roll case before the U.S. Supreme Court and is now backing Ohio’s method for purging voters.

Ohio’s system for removing inactive voters from the rolls does not violate the National Voter Registration Act, the Justice Department said Monday.

The government’s filing said it reconsidered its position following the change in administrations. The Justice Department under President Barack Obama said Ohio’s method was prohibited.

Ohio’s process involves a three-part test that starts with voters who haven’t cast ballots in two years, then fail to respond to a notice trying to verify their address, and then fail to vote for an additional period of two federal elections.

As a result, the Justice Department said, “Registrants who are removed in part because they failed to respond to an address-verification notice are not removed solely for nonvoting.”

The Supreme Court said in May it would hear the case.

The Justice Department’s filing is supported by the text, context and history of the National Voter Registration Act, said agency spokeswoman Lauren Ehrsam.

“The question is what states are allowed to do in order to maintain their voter registration records – not what they are required to do,” she said Tuesday. “A ruling in Ohio’s favor would simply uphold a practice already in use in many states without requiring any state to change how it maintains its rolls.”