Supreme Court Rules Against GOP in Ohio Vote Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned a federal appellate court ruling that ordered Ohio state election officials to assist counties in verifying new voter registrations.

The unsigned Supreme Court decision said that the earlier ruling was improper because the suit was brought by a private entity — the Ohio Republican Party.

Nearly one-third of the 666,000 new voter registrations in Ohio this year have discrepancies in which the names of the voters do not match state driver’s license or Social Security records.

The ruling comes as the FBI has launched a nationwide investigation against the community activist group ACORN for possible fraud in its voter registration drive.