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Supreme Court's voter roll decision may have limited impact

Jun. 12, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters, which was affirmed in Monday's 5-4 ruling, after the November elections. It takes a...

Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

Jun. 11, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — States can target people who haven't cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections. By a 5-4 vote that split the conservative and...

Not voting could jeopardize future votes in some US states

Jun. 8, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Do you have to vote even if you don't want to? Not doing so could put you on the path to losing your vote in some states. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on a lawsuit filed against Ohio's secretary of state over the practice of flagging registered voters after they've...

ACLU sues over battleground Ohio's congressional districts

May. 23, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map on Wednesday, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition. The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati challenges district maps in effect...

Biden backs Democrat Richard Cordray in Ohio governor's race

May. 16, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democrat Richard Cordray for Ohio governor. In an announcement on Tuesday, Biden says he's supporting Cordray because he's "smart, principled, pragmatic, and a fighter." Biden touted Cordray's work at the Consumer Financial Protection...

The Latest: W.Va. voters reject ex-convict for Senate

May. 9, 2018 1:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Republican voters have rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. West Virginia Attorney...

Cordray, DeWine win their primaries in Ohio governor's race

May. 8, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state's best-known politicians, and Democrat Richard Cordray, who headed the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, prevailed in their primaries on Tuesday to head into a fall faceoff to succeed...

Obama man Cordray, populist Kucinich in Ohio governor fight

May. 7, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama pushed into the final days of an unexpectedly close Democratic gubernatorial primary in Ohio against an ex-congressman with a catchy populist slogan. In final ads headed into Tuesday's primary, Democrat Richard Cordray used his...