Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Ohio’s Voter Suppression Policy

Jun 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s 5–4 ruling to uphold Ohio’s voter suppression policy:

“This ruling is both egregious and regressive and a major slap in the face to the people of Ohio who simply want to exercise their right to vote.

“The court’s decision will undoubtedly have a damaging effect around the country and will be the catalyst that leads to systematic disenfranchisement, which has historically harmed communities of color, vulnerable members of society, and young people.

“It is deeply troubling to see the court being used as a tool to suppress voters and even more startling that the President praised this decision.  Elected officials should be defending our democratic process and fighting to ensure that all Americans have the right to vote and access to the ballot without any barriers.

“From day one, the Trump Administration has sought to dismantle voting rights but I remain steadfast in my commitment to protect our fundamental Constitutional rights.”

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