DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Vice Chair Karen Carter Peterson on DOJ’s Support of Voter Purges
August 8, 2017
DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Vice Chair Karen Carter Peterson released the following statement in response to the Justice Department’s decision to reverse its position in Husted v. Randolph Institute and defend Ohio’s unlawful voter purge:
“Donald Trump’s Justice Department continues to chip away at the fundamental right to vote. Ohio’s voter purge was unlawful before Donald Trump was elected and it’s unlawful now. But by re-interpreting the law to fit Trump’s bogus claims about ‘voter fraud,’ Trump’s political appointees at the Justice Department are making it possible for states to purge more voters from the rolls and deny millions their right to participate in our democracy.
“Our democracy is stronger when more people have access to the ballot box – not fewer. That’s why the Democratic Party will keep fighting to protect and expand the right to vote for all Americans, even if Trump’s Justice Department won’t.”