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The state is considered one of the most gerrymandered in the country, giving rise to derogatory nicknames like “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck” for the bizarrely shaped 7th Congressional District.
Voting rights advocates accused Republican lawmakers of drawing districts to undermine the influence of racial minority voters.
Trump set up the commission in May after charging, without evidence, that millions of people voted unlawfully in the 2016 presidential election.
Some justices signaled sympathy toward Ohio’s policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls — a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people — in a pivotal voting rights case.
The ruling was the first time that a federal court blocked a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering.
In Ohio, voters must cast a ballot regularly to remain on the registration.
Trump reiterated his allegations, without offering any evidence, that there was voter fraud in the November 2016 presidential election.
Most state officials who oversee elections and election law experts say that voter fraud is rare in the United States.
A random drawing to decide tied elections is a little known tradition of American democracy.
Justice Kennedy’s vote, which will likely be the deciding factor in the case, could have an impact on U.S. elections for decades.
A federal appeals court stayed a ruling by a U.S. district court judge that barred enforcement of the strict voter ID law.
Changes to the law, which was backed by the Trump administration, were meant to make it less discriminatory but did not accomplish this goal, the judge ruled.
Civil liberties advocates have said Ohio’s policy can disproportionately impact minorities and poor people.
The minority of Trump voters who said they would not vote for him again gave varying reasons in interviews for why they had changed their minds.
The ACLU said in a statement that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity had already held its first meeting without giving any notice or opening it to the public.
Civil rights activists say the commission will encourage voter suppression by justifying new barriers to voting, such as requiring identity cards to vote.
Missouri has failed to provide necessary mandated funding for voter education, free voter IDs and birth certificates and training for poll workers since the new voting law came into effect on June 1, the ACLU said in the lawsuit.
The Supreme Court has dealt with North Carolina voting rights cases three times in the past three weeks.
Critics contend that the measure is still aimed at discouraging minorities, who tend to favor Democrats.
An analysis found that in Ohio’s three largest counties, voters were struck from the rolls in Democratic-leaning neighborhoods at roughly twice the rate as in Republican neighborhoods.
The ruling is expected to largely impact future court cases, particularly in the South.
The Supreme Court rejected a Republican bid to revive a law that intentionally aimed to suppress Black voter turnout.
A voter signature-matching law allows the state to reject an absentee ballot if a signature on the envelope does not match the one on the ballot — disenfranchising many elderly people and people with disabilities.
The panel ruled that the redrawn boundaries were designed to either fragment cohesive Latino communities among multiple districts, or to lump Hispanics into a single jurisdiction and thus limit their overall sway.