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Records show Narragansett's Chief Sachem Thomas is a Florida voter


CHARLESTOWN, RI (WPRI) – Longtime Narragansett Indian Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas registered to vote in Florida earlier this year and should no longer be eligible to be the tribe’s leader, according to some members, the Target 12 Investigators have learned.

Thomas has been Chief Sachem of the Charlestown-based tribe for nearly two decades. According to tribal election rules, the chief must live in the state of Rhode Island or within a 50-mile radius.


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