DON'T TELL US WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO
SHOW US WHAT YOU'VE DONE!
William T Newton
IN 2016, I was THE LONE REPUBLICAN that defended restoring voting rights in Maryland that "made whole" citizens who had paid their debt to society. So the next time some politician claims they "fought for your rights", defend the Constitution and want your vote, ask them what have they ever successfully done to prove it‼️ #NewtonSaidIt
(Mississippi - August 4, 2023)
Until now, in Mississippi the state’s policy prevented people from casting a ballot because of a prior felony conviction.
In its ruling, the court found that the state’s policy serves no penological purpose.
“By severing former offenders from the body politic forever, [the state’s policy] ensures that they will never be fully rehabilitated, continues to punish them beyond the term their culpability requires, and serves no protective function to society,” the opinion said. “It is thus a cruel and unusual punishment.”
Election Integrity Advocate
Maryland 20-20 Watch