Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mike Tyson Will Vote For The First Time In 2020

 Mike Tyson has never exercised his voting rights and will be doing so for the first time in the 2020 US presidential election.

TheGuardian

The former professional boxer on Tuesday revealed on Twitter that he will be voting in the upcoming election after spending years thinking he was unable to participate

.This election will be my 1st time voting,” the 54-year-old wrote. “I never thought I could because of my felony record.”

“I’m proud to finally vote,” he added.

The athlete announced the news alongside a link to register to vote and the hashtag “#NationalVoterRegistrationDay.”

In 1992, Mike Tyson was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison. He was charged with one count of rape and two counts of deviant sexual conduct. He was sentenced to six years in prison along with four years of probation, however, he was released after three years.

Many state laws throughout the US rule felons ineligible to vote, CNN reported. This is why Tyson was unable to vote in previous elections.

But a new law that took effect in his home state of Nevada in 2019 now allows him to cast his ballot.

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