This Mom Was Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison For Attempting to Vote

In 2016, Texas mother Crystal Mason was on supervised release from prison after serving a full three-year sentence for tax fraud. On Election Day, she cast a provisional ballot, a ballot that is not counted until a person’s voting eligibility is confirmed, unaware that Texas law prohibits those with felony convictions from voting until they have completed their sentence, parole or probation. Weeks later, she was arrested for voter fraud and sentenced to five years in prison. Her vote was never counted.