Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) Condemns Harmful U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Blatant Ohio Voter Suppression
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) released this statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute favoring Ohio’s voter roll purge.
“The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy and must be protected. Every American who is eligible deserves an equal opportunity to elect their representatives and weigh in on the issues that matter most to them. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute has undermined that founding principle. With this decision, Ohio Secretary of State John Husted has been given the all-clear to continue purging thousands of Ohioans from the voter rolls,” said Congressman Ryan. “Our public officials should be fighting to protect our right to vote, not inhibiting it. I will stop at nothing to ensure this fundamental freedom is restored to every eligible Ohioan. That is why I am proud to be a cosponsor of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017, which would reinstate the eliminated portions of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 and expand voting rights to several disenfranchised groups. Any party or movement willing to suppress votes for political gain is an affront to our democratic values and ideals.”