Former Democratic Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon pleaded guilty to a felony corruption charge back in June, but that didn’t stop him from trying to vote in this year’s election.
In North Carolina, it is against the law for convicted felons to vote until after serving the full length of their incarceration. Cannon is currently out on bond after being sentenced in October to 44 months in prison for accepting bribes from undercover federal agents.
Mecklenburg Board of Elections records show that Patrick Cannon voted early on October 30. The U.S. Probation Office is aware the vote was cast, and is reportedly “upset,” according to local news outlets.
“Let’s cut to the chase: He shouldn’t have done that, and we’re going to talk to him tomorrow,” said the Charlotte Probation Office’s chief Greg Forrest.
[h/t Charlotte Observer]