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Old 11 June 2018, 07:54 PM
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Default Supreme Court gives Ohio right to purge thousands of voters from its rolls

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court gave Ohio a victory Monday in a fight over the state's method for removing people from the voter rolls, a practice that civil rights groups said discourages minority turnout.

At least a dozen other politically conservative states said they would adopt a similar practice if Ohio prevailed, as a way of keeping their voter registration lists accurate and up to date.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/sup...ration-n873226
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Old 11 June 2018, 08:17 PM
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Is Larry Harmon a giant?

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The outright aversion to making it as absolutely as easy as possible to vote here in America astounds me. I mean, I get that policies which make it harder to vote pretty much uniformly disenfranchise those likely to vote Democrat, but still...

Automatic voter registration when you turn 18. If selective services can track you down, they can too.
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Does selective service track down everyone turning 18?

Do you think forced voter registration would increase voting?
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I think active registration campaigns in high schools, allowing pre-registration for teens who will be 18 by the next election is a great idea I've heard proposed.

Oregon's motor voter law is opt-out rather than opt-in. https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/...voter-faq.aspx
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The outright aversion to making it as absolutely as easy as possible to vote here in America astounds me. I mean, I get that policies which make it harder to vote pretty much uniformly disenfranchise those likely to vote Democrat, but still...
Well, there are very few people that will outright admit that (I think a couple of GOP members get pretty close), their claim is that making it easy to vote will just encourage people who shouldn't be voting (illegal immigrants, felons, etc). Of course, I don't buy that for a second, but lots of people must buy into that idea that restrictions on voting aren't a problem - mostly because it doesn't affect them.
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