Ashyr,

I was actually friends with someone whose mother illegally voted on their behalf. It made minor national headlines and everything.

She got a slap on the wrist.

Republican, of course.

bilboswaggings,

Republicans probably: Her actions were justified unlike those of the Biden crime family

jordanlund,
@jordanlund@lemmy.world avatar

In before “Well, everyone else does it!”

Shdwdrgn,

Funny how, despite all their screaming about the subject, Republicans are the ones who we keep catching in the act of voter fraud.

Fuck_u_spez_,

For a while I doubted the people who always say so in threads like these, but if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably projection. Every time.

NJSpradlin,

And the ones getting slaps on the wrist. Wasn’t one Republican official charged with like 8 counts and still only had to pay $5k? Whereas that black lady in Texas or Alabama almost went to jail, after being told she could vote by the staff, and it didn’t count regardless while the dude’s 8-9 votes did.

Shdwdrgn,

Ugh I had not heard of these cases, but yeah that sounds about typical under the eye of the people who are actively trying to destroy democracy just so they themselves can have their rights taken away.

admiralteal,

That guy was convicted of voting while on probation for a felony with a plausible explanation for why he thought the felony probation had ended. The guy might be a huge piece of shit, but his story does not prove anything and does not bear repeating.

Crystal Madison's sentence was reversed -- although not without a fight.

The twin stories show the profound difference in how the law treats a white middle class conservative man vs a younger black woman, but the conclusion we draw from both situations must be the same: felons should not be disenfranchised and so no one should be punished for voting while on felony probation. Voting ought to be a right and not a privilege.

Late2TheParty,
@Late2TheParty@lemmy.world avatar

I got your back, battle. That’s Brian Pritchard who voted illegally and Crystal Mason who had to sue.

I had to look them up and I wanted to remember their names. So, I found this. Thanks for getting me to do the research!

motherjones.com/…/brian-pritchard-crystal-mason-v…

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