Democrats and voting rights advocates have repeatedly attacked the $280,000 investigation as a waste of money. They say the charges brought against ex-felons are particularly unfair given widespread confusion caused by the state's changing policies.
"In my opinion, it's a waste of time," Dial said. "I have no idea the facts of the other cases. Based upon the changes in the executive orders, it's difficult for anyone to know whether they can vote or not, if they were in Kelli's situation."