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Rep. Clyde: Decision is a victory for voters unfairly targeted by Husted

September 23, 2016
Democrat Newsroom

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision overturning the district court and ordering Secretary Husted to stop purging voters for not voting:

“Today’s decision is a victory for voters, voting rights and common sense. Husted must stop illegally purging eligible and registered voters. Now, Ohioans who are registered and show up to vote can be confident that their ballots will be counted instead of thrown out.

"This decision upholds the fundamental right to vote, and the purpose of the National Voter Registration Act: to register eligible voters and keep eligible voters on the rolls."

The decision of the panel can be found here.