Ohio Voter Purge Ruling Appealed by Voter’s Rights Group

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A voting-rights group has appealed a federal judge’s ruling that again said voters haven’t been illegally purged from Ohio’s rolls.

Lawyers for the A. Phillip Randolph Institute asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday to allow purged voters to cast ballots next month and that no additional voters be removed until the appeal is resolved.

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said after a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Ohio’s favor that no additional voters would be removed before the Nov. 6 election.

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that a stopgap system allowing affected voters to vote provisionally was no longer needed.