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Supreme Court appears sympathetic to Ohio voter purge effort

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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:38 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't voted in a while.

In a case from Ohio, opponents of the practice called it a violation of a federal law that was intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said minorities and homeless people appear to be disproportionately kicked off the rolls.

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