JANUARY 09, 2018
The fact that California has the audacity to tell Ohio how to clean voter rolls is laughable. Judicial Watch just sued California for having more registered voters than eligible voters. California has over 101 percent voter registration. The lawsuit alleges that California is not following federal law by properly removing ineligible voters from the voter rolls.
California clearly has not figured out how to clean up its own registration rolls, so it should not be lecturing Ohio. California argues that, “[T]here is no pressing reason for States [sic] to use voter inactivity as a trigger for deregistration in light of a broad array of better methods that they may employ to identify voters who have in fact changed their residence.”
However, while California is telling Ohio not to clean up its voter rolls just because a voter has not voted in at least three federal elections, California has a similar law on its books.