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Sen. Lugar: Marion County Election Board declares senator and wife ineligible to vote in home precinct
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.
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.
Lugar’s camp says it will appeal the decision because it disagrees with the board’s “political” action based on what it contends was a faulty analysis of the law.
No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen. [U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 3, clause 3]