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Your ‘ROTFLMAO’ Moment Of The Day…

16 March 2012 @ 09:03

…comes courtesy of Senator Richard Lugar and his wife.

From IndyStar.Com, Jon Murray reporting yesterday, we learn [tip of the fedora to Wombat-Socho's Live At Five]:

The Marion County Election Board meeting at the City-County Building is under way, having started at 11 a.m. On the agenda is a complaint brought by “certified fraud examiner” Gregory Wright alleging that Sen. Richard Lugar and his wife, Charlene, are ineligible to vote in Marion County because they have not lived at the home address on their registration for more than three decades. They sold it, purchased a home in the D.C. suburbs of Virginia and have lived there since Lugar took office.I received a copy of the Election Board staff attorney’s recommendation — he is urging the board, made up of two Democrats and one Republican, to declare the Lugars ineligible to vote in that home precinct. Attorney Andy Mallon is basing the recommendation on a state law — Indiana Code 3-5-5-4 — that says residency in a voting precinct is lost when the residence is abandoned. That would not mean, however, that Lugar is ineligible to run for office, the staff recommendation says. (That is the issue that was recently dismissed by the Indiana Election Commission.)

From a later update:

The Election Board has voted 2-1 along party lines to find Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican, and his wife ineligible to vote in their former home precinct. The two Democrats found that the Lugars abandoned that residence, according to Indiana law, and no longer reside there.

Now that’s funny right there; I don’t care who you are.

I, of course, wish Senator Lugar, a poster boy for the RINO wing of the Republican Party, no luck in his quest to get the decision reversed.

He has been serving in the Senate since 1978, over three and a-half decades.

Perhaps he should figuratively take himself into his den and do the honorable thing.

  1. Harold permalink
    16 March 2012 @ 11:48 11:48

    Despite what you or I may think of Senator Lugar, he is covered by the same election laws that govern the military- he doesn’t lose his residence while serving. I owned houses in 2 different states, and lived in 6 different states while in the Navy- voting in NJ the whole time. Gave up my NJ residency upon retirement when I moved to NYS.

    He’s entitled to vote in his home district. Despite what the election board has ruled. The first court their decision reached will overrule.

  2. 16 March 2012 @ 18:38 18:38

    As my lovely wife, Phoebe, pointed out…if Lugar hasn’t lived in his district for the last thirty years, how can it be said that he is representing his constituents.

    • BoilerDoc permalink
      17 March 2012 @ 02:08 02:08

      Well said…

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