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He wasn't able to get out to vote for himself, but lots of others did. And a prison inmate was elected to a school board Tuesday in southern California.
Randy Hale received 831 votes, earning one of three open seats on the Romoland School Board, even though he's behind bars. Hale violated his parole after being convicted of spousal abuse and drug possession.
He was returned to prison in September, and isn't due to be released until mid-February. His wife Penny says "this is wild." The district's superintendent says he's consulting lawyers to figure out how to handle the situation.
A political scientist at the University of California-Riverside says the fact that Hale's name was at the top of the ballot may have helped him get votes.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
And a prison inmate was elected to the school board in California:
Really gives you a lot of faith in democracy, huh?