President Donald Trump was on the other side of the world when the Supreme Court upheld Ohio’s voter purge law, but he took time out from preparing for his first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to address the case.
Just won big Supreme Court decision on Voting! Great News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
The voter purge law allows the state to erase voters from the rolls after efforts are made to contact those who are registered to vote but have failed to do so during a full federal election cycle. (RELATED: Supremes Uphold Ohio Voter Purge Law)
The justices voted 5-4 to uphold the law. In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor called Ohio’s law part of a “concerted state efforts to prevent minorities from voting and to undermine the efficacy of their votes,” and worried that allowing such purges would force minorities disproportionately to be forced to re-register multiple times.