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Crystal Mason and her attorneys speak to the media on March 29, 2024, in Fort Worth.She was stuck in a drive-through line, of all places, when she got the call she had hoped would finally allow her to move forward with her life.It was late March and Crystal Mason had just placed her lunch order when her phone lit up. On the other end, her lawyer asked her to wait while he convened the legal team behind her appeal of a 2018 conviction. Mason recognized this meant there had been a significant development in the saga that’s run for nearly a decade. It had been six years since a Tarrant County judge had convicted her of voting illegally, handing down a five-year sentence for submitting a provisional ballot even though she wasn’t eligible to vote. Her ballot had never even…

The post Crystal Mason Became a Public Example When Convicted of Illegal Voting. Six Years Later, She’s Still Waiting for Relief. appeared first on Texas Monthly.

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