Twelve individuals with felony convictions are being charged with voter fraud for voting in the general election. Seven individuals have already been charged and five are being tracked down. According to the State Board of Elections, it is a felony “for any person convicted of a crime which excludes the person from the right of suffrage, to vote…without having been restored to the right of citizenship.” Each individual prosecuted could face up to two years in prison, loss of probation or parole, fines and other penalties. Alamance County NAACP President Barrett Brown is critical of the prosecution of these individuals. He notes that they presented no fraudulent information and that their actions were “more clerical than criminal.” He also believes the prosecution could have a chilling effect on voting for all individuals with criminal records. For more information, click here
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