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March 15, 2012

Democrats on Election Board Rule Senator Lugar & Wife Ineligible To Vote In Home District Due To Lack of Residency

Washingtonitis.

These were Democrats voting, however, sticking together to vote 2-1 over the lone Republican. They found that Lugar had abandoned his Indiana home and did not actually live there, but instead lived in Virginia.

With so little facts I've got nothing to add.

More! And now there are some more facts.

ndiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is running for re-election in a state he has not lived in for over 30 years.

Lugar sold his home at 3200 Highwoods Court in Indianapolis shortly after first assuming office in 1977. But due to a loophole in Indiana law, both he and his wife Charlene Lugar are still registered to vote at that address.

Greg Wright, an Indiana tea party member and certified fraud examiner, told The Daily Caller that he has been investigating Lugar’s residency situation “for a few weeks” and has not been paid for his efforts. He just heard one day from some tea party friends that Lugar didn’t actually live in the state, and took it upon himself to find out if it was true.

Since then Wright has filed a series of inquiries with Indiana officials and dug up more than a dozen documents pertaining to Lugar’s residency, such as voting records and property tax information. But, despite filling out all the necessary paperwork, most of his questions went unanswered, and local papers appeared unwilling to look into the matter.

“Nobody really wants to touch this for one reason or another,” Wright told TheDC.

Indiana has a loophole, or a law, to cover this. Someone performing the duties of the state outside the state keeps his voting privileges.

So actually this was sort of legal, maybe.

I'm not sure what the Democrats could have determined reversed that long-understood loophole.


Thanks to DrewM.


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