Cases involving voting rights, occupy a prominent place in the current session of the Supreme court
U.S. government agencies are committed to support the electoral lists in proper condition, excluding from them the names of who has moved to a new place or dead. But on Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme court will begin consideration of the case, which will try to install, do not use whether some States are too aggressive methods of “cleansing” of voter lists due to which thousands of voters may lose their right to vote.
The judges will hear the arguments of the parties in the case of appeals of Ohio with a Republican Governor on the decision of the lower court, that the practice of excluding from the voter lists of people who do not participate in elections regularly. In accordance with this practice, the voter registration cancelled if, within the last six years people did not vote and had no contact with representatives of the electoral commissions.
“Voting is the Foundation of our democracy, and it is too important a matter to address with it as with the right to use, not to lose,” says attorney Stuart Naifeh of public liberal organization Demos, representing the plaintiffs challenging the policy of the authorities of Ohio, along with the American civil liberties Union.
Suffrage became an important topic in the session of the Supreme court, which began in October. A special place is the question, lose thousands of voters the right to vote as a result of the actions of the leaders of the States in the form of restriction of their influence on elections or the ban on participation in the vote.
Two other things can have a big impact on U.S. elections.
One of them concerns the so-called “gerrymandering” – the practice of slicing the electoral boundaries in such a way that it contributed to consolidating the position of the party having a majority in a particular state. The court will assess not whether this practice, which was used by the Republicans in Wisconsin and the Democrats in Maryland, for violation of constitutional rights of some voters.
The Supreme court in which a majority of conservatives may also take into consideration the other cases involving voting rights, including the attempt of the authorities of Texas to restore the established Republican constituency boundaries, which the lower court admitted discriminating against black and Hispanic voters.
Most States periodically review the lists of voters, to exclude the possibility of violations, particularly repeat voting by the same person on election day. Ohio, and Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia exclude from lists of people who rarely appear at the polls, claim the plaintiffs, filed a lawsuit against Ohio in 2016.