A Black Lives Matter leader in Tennessee was just sentenced to six years in prison for illegally registering to vote as a felon.
According to the New York Post, Pamela Moses, the 44-year-old activist who founded the Memphis chapter of BLM, had pled guilty back in 2015 to guilty to felony charges of tampering with evidence and forgery, along with misdemeanor charges of perjury, stalking, theft under $500, and escape. She was then placed on probation for seven years.
Sounds like a stand-up lady.
Moses, who helps lead a group famous for fighting against basic election integrity protections like voter I.D. laws, then registered to vote despite being ineligible to do so thanks to the evidence tampering conviction.
The activist, who also tried and failed to win the bid for Memphis mayor as a Democrat, said she tried to get her voting rights back and that her request to have her rights restored was signed off on by the local corrections department and county election commission. A judge, however, said Moses "tricked" the parole board into giving her documents saying she was off probation, all so she could cast a ballot - which she did last November.
Moses and her attorney are appealing the sentence, saying local officials are to blame for signing off on her voting rights when they shouldn't have.
Now, far be it from me to say who's to blame here - although, when forced to make a bet, the person with "forgery" and "tampering with evidence" on their resume doesn't usually come along with the benefit of the doubt.