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State Sen. Wright jail sentence could trigger special election
State Sen. Wright jail sentence could trigger special election

The sentencing of Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright to 90 days in jail and a lifetime ban from public office on voting fraud charges Friday could end up requiring a special election but is unlikely to have a significant impact on the ability of Democrats to regain a supermajority in the Senate, officials said. "Starting today, he's barred from holding any future elective office," said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office. If the state Senate wants to remove Wright from his current office, it would have to vote to expel him, she said. Wright has not said whether he will resign, but the Senate leadership warned him earlier this year...

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