Martha Stewart Says She Couldn’t Vote — Joins 125K Disenfranchised New York Voters (VIDEO)

In March of 2004, cooking and home decor media giant Martha Stewart was convicted of four felony counts of obstruction, making false statements, and conspiracy. For her crimes, she received the minimum sentence of five months in prison and five months of home confinement.

Stewart was fortunate to live in New York state, where after she had completed her home confinement, she was once again eligible to exercise her constitutional right to vote as guaranteed by the 19th Amendment in the U.S. Consitution.

So imagine the surprise of a former convicted felon who’s net worth is estimated being at $550 million when she went to vote on Tuesday and discovered that she could not. The reason she couldn’t cast her ballot wasn’t tied to her felony conviction, but rather so-called “voter irregularities” which has affected an estimated total of 125,000 registered Democrats.

Stewart took to Twitter to express her frustration with the incompetent New York Board of Elections.

While Stewart was able to fill out an affidavit, we still don’t know if her vote was counted in the final tally. Stewart’s name wasn’t listed on the voter rolls affidavits that would be used to cross-check.

Stewart has the good fortune of being rich and powerful, therefore if she decides to take action her army of lawyers will be standing by to rip New York’s election board a new one. The same thing probably can’t be said for the majority of the remaining 124,999 voters.

Here are two videos discussing the widespread voter irregularities which Stewart herself became a victim.

Featured image mashup via James McCarthy/Getty and John Moore/Getty.

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