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Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted


COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted released the following statement in response to the legal assault on Ohio’s legally-required maintenance of the voter rolls taken today by Demos and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):

“Voter rolls with deceased voters and people who've moved out-of-state have long contributed to the problems of voter fraud, long lines and discarded ballots.

“In 2011, there were several Ohio counties with more registered voters than eligible voters. That is why we have worked to bring our state into full compliance with federal and state laws for the first time ever, resulting in the removal of more than 465,000 deceased voters and 1.3 million duplicate registrations."

“Ohio manages its voter rolls in direct compliance of both federal and state laws, and is consistent with an agreement in this same federal court just 4 years ago.

“This lawsuit is politically motivated, election-year politics, is a waste of taxpayer dollars and opens the door for voter fraud in Ohio.”


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