Voter Fraud

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld Ohio's purging of voters who have not cast ballots for several years. 

Updated 6:34 p.m. ET

An ideologically split U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld Ohio's controversial "use-it-or-lose-it" voting law by a 5-to-4 margin. The law allows the state to strike voters from the registration rolls if they fail to return a mailed address confirmation form, and don't vote for another four years, or two federal election cycles.

Failure to vote

Courtroom drama marked the first week of a high-stakes federal trial underway in Kansas, the outcome of which could encourage or hinder tighter voter registration requirements across the country.

At the center of the lawsuit is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, one of Donald Trump's key backers on voter fraud and the president's unsubstantiated claims that millions of illegal ballots gave Hillary Clinton the 2016 popular vote.

Kobach led Trump's now-defunct election integrity commission.

Ohio Public Radio

President Trump  has disbanded the commission he created to investigate the casting of what he claimed were millions of fraudulent votes in the 2016 election.

President Trump dissolved the presidential commission he established last year to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election. Multiple states have refused to comply with the commission's requests for information, but the commission was also mired in several lawsuits, including one from Democratic members of the panel.

The U.S. Supreme Court is delaying hearing arguments in early November over Ohio's effort to purge its voter rolls because one of the attorneys for the challengers is ill.

Ohio Public Radio

Opponents of Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from the rolls are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the practice.

Republican Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says seven people have been indicted on charges of voting illegally during elections in 2012, 2015 and 2016 because they weren't citizens.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he has complied with a request from a presidential commission on voter fraud with a series of web links to publicly available data.

An East Liverpool woman was sentenced today to jail time for voter fraud. 

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he has identified an additional 385 non-citizens who are registered to vote in the presidential battleground state, including 82 who cast ballots in at least one election.  

Statehouse News Bureau

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the process Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is using to remove voters from the rolls is illegal.

The wife of central Ohio televangelist Rod Parsley has been given a suspended jail sentence for violating state election laws.

A northeast Ohio woman accused of falsely registering more than 30 people to vote has been indicted on charges of voter registration fraud after an investigation started when election officials found at last five dead people's names among new registrations. 

Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

A Democratic State lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would prevent the Republican Secretary of State from removing many people from voter rolls.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he's found another 145 people who are registered to vote but shouldn’t be, because they are not U.S. citizens.

Husted Claims Problems With Voter Rolls

Dec 19, 2013

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is asking county prosecutors to investigate 17 people who voted during the 2012 election.

Hamilton County Board of Elections officials are considering whether to investigate improper voting allegations against county prosecutor and former state treasurer Joe Deters.

Debate Over Voter Photo ID Heats Up Again

Nov 14, 2013

The Ohio House is again considering legislation requiring people to present a government issued photo i-d before voting.

Elections officials in Hamilton and Franklin Counties are investigating potential voter fraud cases involving dozens of local police officers.

Dems Question Husted's Voter Suppression Report

Jun 6, 2013

Two Democratic state lawmakers are questioning a review by local county election boards of 135 instances of voter suppression during the 2012 presidential election.

The Franklin County Board of Elections has referred to prosecutors the cases of 90 people who allegedly cast two ballots in the 2012 presidential election.

A former Hamilton County poll worker will be sentenced in July for voter fraud.

Secretary of State Discounts Stories of Widespread Voter Fraud

May 23, 2013

Voter fraud is an issue that’s talked about a lot around election time but Ohio’s top elections official says it’s not a big problem in the state.

Votes In 2012 Election Under Scrutiny

Mar 29, 2013

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says 450 votes in the 2012 election are under scrutiny, with 129 of them turned over to law enforcement for investigation.