As the 2012 campaign season comes down to the wire, candidates are focusing on winning the critical women’s vote. It looks like another demographic is being overlooked, though — the coveted felon vote. Reports say there are nearly 6 million Americans whose criminal records prevent them from casting a ballot. Restrictions vary by state, however; felons in Maine and Vermont, for example, can vote from behind bars. Twitter users are doing whatever they can to get out the vote.
Twitchy reminds its readers that the following tweets should not be construed as legal advice.
It’s worth a shot, huh?
If there’s one slogan that’s tailor-made for the “get out the felon vote” movement, it’s this: Remember Al Franken!
Do you know what’s not worth a shot? Getting a green card in order to vote. Although green card holders may vote in some local and state elections, federal elections are off-limits.
Perhaps you might want to address that tweet directly to @BarackObama for a quicker response.
Do you hear that, Mr. President? Canada still loves you. Go to her.