South Dakota Indian reservation votes to lift alcohol ban, preliminary results show
August 14th, 2013
04:11 PM ET
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South Dakota Indian reservation votes to lift alcohol ban, preliminary results show

(CNN) - An Indian reservation in South Dakota voted to repeal a decades-old ban on alcohol, according to preliminary results announced by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Wednesday.

The unofficial tally from Tuesday's vote at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation shows that 1,645 members voted in favor of lifting the ban, 1,494 voted against and 438 votes were challenged.


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  1. Thomas

    They can do what they want , it's there land. They should be able to legalize marijuana as well .

    And a twelve step program !

    August 14, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    -just saying

    The Real Tom Paine
    -just asking
    maybe obama can pardon him? i'm sure this was all a little mistake. or maybe eric holder can unilaterally decide that this sentence is too long and have him released? i'm sure somebody will pop up with a racist angle to this somewhere. sniffin! where are you?!
    By the way, how are the investigation into Bob McDonnell and Scott Walker going? You seem to be remarkabley silent on those.

    investigations are still ongoing. don't you lefties understand the concept of innocent until proven guilty? all you clowns do is smear your opponents with allegations of wrong doing, most of which are rubbish.

    yet their names are always absent: why is that?

    because this is a discussion about ongoing current events and all of those ongoing current events happen to involve democrat criminals and perverts. whenever there are political opponents involved, the leftists are always in here attacking them which is fine.

    surely you cannot expect others to not comment on the current long list of democrat perverts and criminals in the news. i guess that democrat swamp that nancy pelosi professed to drain was also a myth! now please, don't get your panties in a twist, sit back and enjoy all of the media attention the democrats are getting.
    I am laughing at a lot of it, but I am also struck by the number of times you used pervert in your last post. It would seem as though you have a bit of a fixation: just make sure you keep it legal.

    August 14, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. Peppy

    Good for them

    August 14, 2013 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  4. ????

    The significance of this news story escapes me.
    The last time I checked, we had soldiers fighting and dying in Afghanistan. When Bush was president, you always gave us the most recent reports of American fatalities in Iraq along with a running total of the number of soldiers who had thus far lost their lives in the war. Now that Obama is president, I do not see the same type of reporting. Any reason why?

    August 14, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |