Joyce Loftin, Lee Circuit Clerk, Tupelo, MS September 24, 2015
Dear Ms. Loftin,
I, Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr. , have been a registered voter in Lee County since the early 1990's.
My DL shows an address of 178 CR 1389, Saltillo, MS 38866. The ID number is 802537950. Expiration date: 11-25-2020.
My ssan is 426-11-9185 and date of birth is November 25, 1957.
I am writing to you today because of disturbing information, which was provided to me by a web-based voter registration service. Specifically, a search by them revealed the following:
Name: Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr.
Address: 178 County Road 1389, Saltillo MS 38866-7103
Date of birth: November 25, 1957
Until the mid-term 2010 elections, I voted in every Presidential election cycle, together with nearly all other elections, both state federal and local, but, for reasons beyond my control, I was unable to vote during the 2010, 2012, and 2014 cycles.
I have reviewed and attached for your consideration, a list of “disenfranchising crimes” provided by the MS Secretary of State:
DISENFRANCHISING CRIMES Based upon the most recent Attorney General’s Opinion dated July 9, 2009, directed to The Honorable Wallace Heggie, the following comprise disenfranchising crimes: 1. Arson 12. Obtaining Money or Goods under False Pretenses 2. Armed Robbery 13. Perjury 3. Bigamy 14. Rape 4. Bribery 15. Receiving Stolen Property 5. Embezzlement 16. Robbery 6. Extortion 17. Theft 7. Felony Bad Check 18. Timber Larceny 8. Felony Shoplifting 19. Unlawful Taking of Motor Vehicle 9. Forgery 20. Statutory Rape 10. Larceny 21. Carjacking 11. Murder 22. Larceny Under Lease or Rental Agreement
It is a fact of life that there is in NO locality of ANY state within the United States where you will find ANY felony conviction against ME, THOMAS LOWELL KETCHUM, JR..
More to the point, I suppose, is the fact that NOTHING adversely recorded anywhere in the United States, regarding ME, falls into any of the LISTED “crimes”, mentioned by the Secretary of State. Nor will anyone find that I, THOMAS LOWELL KETCHUM, JR., to be “adjudged incompetent”, within the meaning of any applicable laws regarding either voter registration, voting, or jury service. In point of fact, for many years I was a Notary Public in Lee County.
When I was in town, I voted at a fire station not far from downtown Saltillo, in Lee County.
I need for you to confirm that I remain registered to vote in Lee County and, if I am not still registered there for some reason, to provide me with instructions for re-registration while I remain, temporarily overseas.
Thank you, in advance, for your assistance and cooperation in this matter.
My right to vote is probably the most precious right I have as an American and I plan to exercise it from now on, even in the smallest of local elections.
Please take notice that, in the event that I have been illegally "purged" from the voter registration roles in Lee County, in violation of Federal law and/or the Mississippi Code, and in violation of my Constitutionally-protected Civil Rights, then I may be forced to initiate a 42 USC 1983 Federal Civil action against you in the event that you are either unable or unwilling to restore my voter registration status to “registered” and provide proof of my voter registration to me, without delay, to an absentee ballot address which I will provide to you upon request.
Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr.
2:25 PM (1 minute ago)