State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today called on Secretary of State Jon Husted to atone for his illegal purging of 1.2 million Ohio voters and restore them to their lawful, rightful ability to vote in the November election.
"Mr. Husted, for six years you have steadfastly put barriers up for voters in this state. Recently, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals admonished you for your illegal activity in purging 1.2 million voters from the rolls. Mr. Husted, enough is enough. Restore these voters now," said Rep. Clyde.
"The clock is ticking for these voters in 2016. We are exactly five weeks from Election Day and 8 days from the start of early voting. So it is imperative that Mr. Husted stop making excuses, do the legal and right thing and give back 1.2 million Ohioans their constitutional right to vote," continued Rep. Clyde.
"Over the past 5 years, under Husted, Ohio has led the nation in purging voters from the rolls. That's not on accident. That's on purpose. And the court caught him," said Clyde.
On September 14, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Husted acted illegally when he purged more than 1.2 million voters from the voting rolls.