Georgia Innocence Project representative says he’s voted in every election since his release 23 years ago
It’s Election Day in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff, and WABE’s “Morning Edition” sat down with one man who spent years behind bars, unable to vote.
23 years ago, Calvin Johnson had his conviction and life sentence overturned through DNA testing.
Now he’s a representative for the Georgia Innocence Project — which uses that same method to free people who have been wrongfully convicted.
After his exoneration, Johnson said he has strived to be first in line for every single election. Our team caught up with him at a Marietta precinct during the November midterms.
Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.