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​Supreme Court to hear case about Ohio voter rolls

Ohio voters go to the polls for the Ohio primary March 15, 2016 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images

The U.S. Supreme Court will take on the controversial issue of voter purges on Jan. 10 that involves Ohio removing registered voters from registration rolls if they didn't vote in a two-year period, per The Associated Press.

Why it matters: Democrats accused Republicans of trying to diminish the political influence of minorities who overwhelming vote Demoratic by suppressing their votes. Republicans contended that they're promoting ballot integrity and to prevent voter fraud.