2010 Minnesota – Criminal Conviction – Shawn Scott Deatley

Shawn Deatley was convicted of burglary in 2005 and received probation. As a convicted felon, Deatley was ineligible to vote until the completion of probation. Despite this fact, Deatley took advantage of same-day registration to cast a ballot in the 2008 presidential election. Had Deatley registered in advance it is likely his illegal attempt to vote would have been blocked, since election officials are provided with lists of ineligible felons against which registrants can be checked.

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