Petition statement to be delivered to Governor Andrew Cuomo

A Pardon for a Man Convicted For Voting

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A Pardon for a Man Convicted For Voting

To be delivered to Governor Andrew Cuomo

Petition Statement

We the undersigned, urge Governor Andrew Cuomo, pursuant to Article IV, section 4 of the New York State Constitution to issue an executive pardon to John Kennedy O'Hara for his conviction of illegal voting.

There are currently 8 signatures. We need 50 signatures!

Petition Background

I am the first person in New York to be convicted for "illegal voting" since 1872. The defendant in that case was Susan B. Anthony. I have an application for a pardon before Governor Cuomo. I have the support of the editorial boards of the New York Daily News, The Albany Times Union, The Irish Echo and The Amsterdam News. A petition asking Governor Cuomo to grant a pardon would correct a horrible precedent that now subjects dorm students and homeless people to prosecution if they vote from a place that is not their "principal and permanent residence".

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