Elder Patriot – The Supreme Court ruled, this morning, that Ohio’s law purging inactive voters from the state’s registration records passes Constitutional muster.
The ruling reasserts the “originalist” interpretation of the Constitution rather than the ideological driven emotional decision to rewrite laws because a justice may find it not to their personal liking. The court was never intended to be an unelected super legislative branch of government.
In this case Justice Alito acknowledged that when he wrote for the majority:
“It is undisputed that Ohio does not remove a registrant on change-of-residence grounds unless the registrant is sent and fails to mail back a return card and then fails to vote for an additional four years.
“We have no authority to second-guess Congress or to decide whether Ohio’s Supplemental Process is the ideal method for keeping its voting rolls up to date. The only question before us is whether it violates federal law. It does not.”
Alito cited these facts that supported the reasons for Ohio’s existing law that has been in effect since 1994:
- 24 million voter registrations are “invalid or significantly inaccurate.”
- 2.75 million people “are registered to vote in more than one state.”
In February of this year we cited a study by Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Commission that found there are at least 3.5 million more people registered to vote than there are living American adult citizens.
That number was derived from the 38 states that were willing to submit data for the survey. In those 38 states that provided the requested data, there were 3,551,760 more people registered to vote than there are voting age adult residents.
We can only wonder what the other 12 states hiding?
At least 462 counties were uncovered where the registration rate exceeded 100 percent. That creates the potential for a whole lot of ghost voters and, absent a suitable alternative for legitimizing the vote the Supreme Court refused to inject itself into what is clearly a legislative problem.
Joining Alito in the majority were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch.
Dissenting were Clinton and Obama appointments, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.