Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Responds to Supreme Court Ruling That Legalizes Purges of Infrequent Voters

Jun 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today responded to a Supreme Court ruling that allows states to purge some citizens from voter registration rolls after they miss elections.

“Because of today’s Supreme Court decision, voting is now ‘use it or lose it’ for some Americans. I’m glad the Tennessee legislature changed our state law last year to protect our citizens. I hope it doesn’t reverse that law,” Rep. Cooper said. “It’s more important than ever to vote in EVERY election. Sitting out could be used against you in some states.”