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Senator Lugar ruled ineligible to vote in his home state of Indiana

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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 02:18 PM
If this isn't an argument for term limits, I don't know what is. Senator Lugar of Indiana has been ruled ineligable to vote for himself in the primaries because he sold his house in the state and has been living in the Washington Suburbs for the past 30 YEARS!

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.

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Of course, he's whining about "political motivations" of the deciding comittee.

Seriously, if he hasn't held a residence inside the state for 30 years, how is he even allowed to run for office in that state anymore? Politics should not be a lifelong career. People who spend their whole lives in Washington become ever more disconnected from the people who voted them there in the first place.

The sad thing is; those same people keep sending them back year after year after year...

posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 02:21 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem

He should be ineligible to run from there also then!! He should have to run from his "home" district in DC!

Definitely a problem when our politicians entirely abandon their homes and become a full-time part of the DC crowd. They are no longer "representative" of their district.

posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 04:26 PM
It only took officials 30 years to figure out that he did not own a home in his home state?? Looks like things are looking up. 30 years of shaking the residency requirement. It sounds like he still owns a farm in his county but never lived in the house attached to it.

This article goes in to some good detail regarding the nitty gritty of the Indiana Constitution and various rules.

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]

posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 05:48 PM
reply to post by jibeho

If ever there was a case for a state to impeach one of their senators, this is it. According to their constitution, he wasn't even eligible to run for office after he moved out of the state.

How can you represent a state you only visit every six years during election time? The only people this guy, or anyone else like him, are representing are Washington insiders and lobbyists.

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