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Old September 3, 2013, 07:57 AM   #28
Mike Irwin
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"One of the stranger parts of the election process is that prisoners are allowed to vote."

I believe that's a pretty common thread among many of the Southwestern tribes. As Aguilla Blanca mentions, "law breakers" (open ended term not just for those accused/convicted of breaking legal statutes) are often seen to be out of step with, or alienated from, the tribe (often due to harmful outside influences) and everyone needs to work to bring that person back into the fold.

It's also fairly common in other nations.

I was absolutely shocked when I found out that the guy who assassinated Yitzhak Rabin was voting in the elections not long after he killed Rabin, and if I'm not mistaken, while he was still either on trial or involved in appeals.
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