11/29/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sen. Ted Stevens, Felon, Still Allowed To Vote

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) will be allowed to vote in next week's election despite being found guilty of committing seven felonies, an Alaskan agency ruled Wednesday evening.

In order to be disqualified from voting in Alaska, a citizen must have committed a felony involving "moral turpitude" and the guilty verdict must meet the legal definition of a conviction.

Stevens's crime does amount to a felony of moral turpitude, but since the court case is not officially concluded, he has not technically been convicted, according to a memo from the Alaska Department of Law.

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