Saturday, March 30, 2024

Disenfranchised? Not ME

Texas appeals court overturns Crystal Mason’s conviction, 5-year sentence for illegal voting

“We are relieved for Ms. Mason, who has waited for too long with uncertainty about whether she would be imprisoned and separated from her family for five years simply for trying to do her civic duty,” said Thomas Buser-Clancy, senior staff attorney for the ACLU of Texas. 

Maine and Vermont are the only two states where anyone can vote. Other states prohibit prisoners, or individuals who've been convicted of certain felonies from voting; the total of disenfranchised individuals is 5.85 million.

Maine and Vermont are also the safest...although if you were to factor in corruption by government and local officials, judges, etc., I'm sure Maine would not rank as highly.

Here's a report from the Business Insider: The 20 safest states in the US, ranked