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SCHUMER MELTDOWN: Chuck Slams Supreme Court’s Decision to ‘Disenfranchise’ Americans

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.11.18

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed the Supreme Court’s decision regarding voter registration Monday; saying the ruling advances the Trump administration’s agenda of “disenfranchising” Americans across the country.

In a 5-4 decision, the court sided with Ohio’s practice of removing voters from the registration rolls after a certain period of inactivity; supporting the so-called “Use it or Lose it” rule.

“The ongoing push to disenfranchise American voters, led by the Trump administration and its allies at the state and local level, received a big boost from the #SCOTUS today. This is why elections matter,” tweeted Schumer.

“The right to vote is the most sacred right we have as citizens. Aggressive voter purge systems like Ohio’s essentially make voting a ‘use it or lose it’ privilege,” wrote Schumer.

“Democracy suffers when laws make it harder for U.S. Citizens to vote. This decision is dangerous and damaging and is NOT why we passed the National Voter Registration Act in ‘93. In fact, this goes completely against the spirit of the law,” he added.