Cannon’s Illegal Ballot Officially Removed

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 CHARLOTTE, NC — As ex-Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon prepares to report to prison, the Board of Elections has officially removed his illegal vote.  A judge put Cannon on house arrest last week for voting as a felon, which is not allowed in North Carolina.

WCCB went to Cannon’s house Friday, but no one answered the door.  It’s his last weekend in Charlotte before reporting to federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday.  A judge sentenced Cannon to 44 months after he admitted accepting bribes.

WCCB Charlotte legal analyst George Laughrun says participation in treatment programs, and time off for good behavior could shave months, or even years, off the sentence.

WCCB Charlotte’s Courtney Francisco will be in Morgantown, West Virginia when Cannon reports to prison.  Look for her reports beginning Monday night on WCCB News @ Ten.