Oct 30, 2008

a real life example of the felon voting resolution

As if to say, "Please use his name in every LD round concerning the November / December resolution," the fates have intervened, allowing convicted Alaska senator Ted Stevens to vote for himself in the upcoming.
Stevens was convicted Monday on seven counts of trying to hide more than $250,000 in free home renovations and other gifts that he received from a wealthy oil contractor. Alaska law says "a person convicted of a crime that constitutes a felony involving moral turpitude under state or federal law may not vote in a state, federal, or municipal election from the date of the conviction through the date of the unconditional discharge of the person."

But state legal officials say that since Stevens has not been sentenced yet, he is eligible to vote in the general election, said Gail Fenumiai, director of the Alaska Division of Elections.
He won't be sentenced until sometime next year.

Besides, when you're given the chance to say the phrase "moral turpitude," how can you resist?

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