State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement in response to the latest developments in the Ohio voter purge scheduled to take place today:


I am extremely pleased that voters who moved within their county who remain eligible to vote will stay on the rolls. The House Democratic Caucus called for this action and now it’s happening.


Over the last 48 hours, new evidence of errors in the Ohio voter purge list has surfaced making it impossible to know at this point how many still-eligible Ohioans will be affected by today’s purge. I’m cautiously optimistic that today’s hard-won improvements will keep thousands more eligible Ohioans on the rolls and I will continue monitoring this matter.


Rep. Sweeney called on Secretary LaRose in a July 29th letter to halt the purging of those targeted for inactivity as well as those who moved within their county. The House Democratic Caucus sent a letter on Aug. 19 pointing out that thousands of voters in just 4 counties moved within Ohio and were still eligible to vote but were slated for removal. Today, the Secretary issued a new directive with last-minute instructions to Boards of Elections not to remove voters who moved within their county among other new safeguards won by voter rights advocates.

 
 
 
  
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