Felons Who Can’t Vote Reportedly Try to Register in Memphis | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Felons Who Can’t Vote Reportedly Try to Register in Memphis

The number of people filing voter registration applications has surged dramatically in Shelby County, yet county officials have deemed 55 percent of them invalid, according to The Memphis Commercial Appeal.

“A large share of the influx of voter registration applications has been duplicates of already-registered voters, incomplete applications, and applications from felons who can’t vote or are otherwise unable to be processed,” according to the paper.

Shelby County Election Commission Administrator of Elections Linda Phillips told the paper she typically gets 10,000 forms in a mid-year election cycle. Since August, though, her office has received 30,000 applications.

Members of I am a Voter and the Tennessee Black Voter Project have submitted thousands of voter registration applications, according to the paper.

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