Whitworth had filed a motion earlier this month that noted he had voted in every federal election and most local elections since November 1976.
Because of defendant's belief of the importance of this election to our nation and state, defendant would request to be allowed to vote November 6 2018, in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.
Whitworth said he had talked with several attorneys who were not sure whether even a federal judge could order that someone be allowed to vote in a state election, so as an alternative, Whitworth suggested the judge solve the problem by ending his probation.
Neither argument worked with Harpool, who wrote that no allegation had been made that Missouri's voting qualifications violate any federal law.
Harpool said there was no reason to terminate Whitworth's probation.
"Every reason establishing a need for a three year term of supervised release, established by the Court at his sentencing hearing, still exists today. Defendant has put nothing before the Court indicating that his circumstances or the nature of his offense have changed."
In his motion, Whitworth said Harpool should rule in his favor because he had complied with all of the terms of his probation.
Harpool disagreed, noting that a violation report had been filed, even though there was no recommendation that Whitworth's probation be revoked.
Whitworth, 62, pleaded guilty in 2014 to embezzling $586,739.84 from clients.
He was sentenced to two years in prison, ordered to make restitution and to surrender his law license.