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“The court concluded that the election laws should be construed to apply to an inmate confined in jail and not otherwise disenfranchised since this constituted a ‘physical disability’ in the sense that he was physically disabled from leaving his confinement to go to the polls to vote, and that the statute therefore entitled such persons to vote by absentee ballot.” C.J. Burger, O’Brien v. Skinner, 414 U.S. 524, 527 (1974).