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Judicial Watch Victory: Federal District Court Reaffirms Constitutionality of Ohio Voting Law, Denies 'End Run' Attempt Around Earlier Supreme Court Ruling
 
Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188
 
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge George C. Smith for the Southern District of Ohio agreed with Judicial Watch in rejecting an attempt by the AFL-CIO's Philip Randolph Institute to reinstate 1.5 million potentially ineligible voters onto the voting rolls. Judicial Watch's amicus curiae brief opposed this radical step because it would harm the public interest, given that so many of the reinstated registrations would be legally invalid because they are associated with voters who are living in other states or are deceased (Phillip Randolph Institute, et al., v. Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State (No. 2:16-cv-00303)).

This second failed challenge to Ohio's voter law came after the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 11, 2018, upheld an Ohio law providing that the State had to send address confirmation notices to all registered voters who had not voted in the previous two years.

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