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Secretary Husted on Latest Court Victory Concerning APRI Litigation

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has released the following statement in response to today’s ruling on the A. Philip Randolph Institute’s latest attempt to interfere with effective administration of Ohio’s elections. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has again ruled in favor of Ohio. The following may be attributed to Secretary Husted:

“For nearly three years now, the A. Philip Randolph Institute and its team of out-of-state activist litigators have tried to undermine Ohio’s election system and compromise election officials’ ability to maintain accurate voter rolls.

“During that same period of time, we have worked in good faith to hear out the institute’s concerns and let the judicial system have the final say. These out-of-state activists have had multiple days in court – and they have lost time and again.

“As multiple federal courts have stated, including in today’s winning decision, Ohio is a national leader in making voting accessible to its residents. Ohio’s process for managing its voter rolls has been upheld by multiple courts – including the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s now time for the plaintiffs to move on and end their attempts to undermine Ohio’s elections.”

Additional Information
Opinion of the United States District Court Southern District of Ohio (10/10/18)

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