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Indiana: Dick Lugar Ruled Ineligible to Vote
Roll Call ^ | March 15, 2012 | Kyle Trygstad

Posted on 03/15/2012 11:06:48 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, who is facing a highly competitive GOP primary challenge, today was ruled ineligible to vote in his home precinct, the Indianapolis Star reported.

The Marion County Election Board voted 2-1 along party lines that Lugar and his wife, Charlene, who own a home in Virginia, had effectively abandoned their residence in the county and therefore could no longer vote there. Only the panel’s lone Republican voted to let the Lugars keep their eligibility.

The newspaper, however, cited election board attorneys who said the Lugars could resubmit voter registrations using an address of a family member or possibly the Lugar family farm. Lugar had been using an outdated address for a home he no longer owns in Indiana. Lugar has been dogged for months by the revelation that he has been staying in hotels when returning to Indiana for state work.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: dicklugar; indiana
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1 posted on 03/15/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued
Lugar had been using an outdated address for a home he no longer owns in Indiana.

Then he shouldn't be eligible to run for office either.

2 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:43 AM PDT by marron
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To: Clintonfatigued

Go vote at the UN Lugar. That is your country, anyway.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 11:11:14 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

4 posted on 03/15/2012 11:11:14 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Good! This CINO has the nerve to run negative ads that his TEA party opponent has missed votes, while he has been pretty much AWOL from the Hoosier state for about 30 years.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 11:11:30 AM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Clintonfatigued

:: effectively abandoned their residence in the county ::

Which begs the question: How is he elegible to run for an Indiana office?


6 posted on 03/15/2012 11:13:19 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I don’t think Dick should bother hiring a lawyer to fight this. The two votes he will be losing won’t be anything close to the margin he will lose by. It will be nice to see this guy go.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 11:13:37 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: indiana; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; ...

This is going to hurt Obama’s favorite Republican. For me, it’s the ultimate Nelson Muntz moment.


8 posted on 03/15/2012 11:13:37 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: dfwgator

You read my mind.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 11:14:33 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Bastard needs to go. I’d rather a truthful liberal Democrat, than someone who carries a Republican label but is still a liberal Democrat.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 11:17:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Senator Lugar (R - Beltway) will be missed by none.


11 posted on 03/15/2012 11:17:16 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi tio esta enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

That is a good question. Are there any requirements for residency in that state to run for office? If not, anyone could run there.

The other question I have is whether Lugar pays taxes in that state since he doesn’t have a legit address there?


12 posted on 03/15/2012 11:18:04 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Beltway Fever! Dick Lugar got it bad,
Beltway Fever! Indiana’s boiling mad,
Beltway Fever! It’s time for Dick to go,
Beltway Fever! Bye Dick, you RINO ‘ho!!!


13 posted on 03/15/2012 11:18:41 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
That is a bad blunder and a gift to his opponent.

This gun grabber needs to retire.

14 posted on 03/15/2012 11:18:59 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If the primary vote was gonna be close, perhaps this news will tip it to Lugar’s challenger.

Lugar isn’t a total turd but HAS drifted leftward, away from consistent, principled conservatism, as he overstayed his time in the Senate. Time for fresh blood.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 11:19:04 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Clintonfatigued

It is time for him and Hatch to go, Ditto that McCain. After that, Murkowski ( I think she is vile ) and the other Mainer... Anymore? Gramasty for sure...


16 posted on 03/15/2012 11:21:17 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Dick is a village idiot from his home town.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 11:22:48 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Lazlo in PA
That is a good question. Are there any requirements for residency in that state to run for office? If not, anyone could run there.

U.S. Constitution, Art. I, section 3, cl. 3: a U.S. Senator must, "when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen."

18 posted on 03/15/2012 11:22:58 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If this guy Mourdock wins the primary, does he have a reasonable chance of winning in November?


19 posted on 03/15/2012 11:24:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: marron

Sounds too much like a DC goddam RINO to me.


20 posted on 03/15/2012 11:24:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Clintonfatigued

If he can’t vote in his own district then how is he able to represent it? /S


21 posted on 03/15/2012 11:29:42 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If Lugar does lose on May 8th, it will be a shock for the GOP half-assers througout the nation. Here in Massachusetts, we have to settle for Brown who is certainly a model for half-assed conservatism. There is no reason though, too settle for a Lugar, Burr or Simpson when you can get a Quayle, Helms or Wallop.


22 posted on 03/15/2012 11:29:59 AM PDT by MSF BU
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To: Clintonfatigued

If he can’t vote in his own district then how is he able to represent it? /S


23 posted on 03/15/2012 11:30:15 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dfwgator

BINGO!


24 posted on 03/15/2012 11:30:41 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Clintonfatigued

He abandoned his colony and wants represent it? /s


25 posted on 03/15/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: marron

Lugar had been using an outdated address for a home he no longer owns in Indiana.
Then he shouldn’t be eligible to run for office either.”””

Thank you-—I am pretty sure he has to be a resident of the state which he wished to represent.

Are there any such challenges happening on this topic???


26 posted on 03/15/2012 11:32:01 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Clintonfatigued

Indiana. Time to put your Dick away.


27 posted on 03/15/2012 11:35:38 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

We’re still following the Constitution these days? Hard to tell anymore.


28 posted on 03/15/2012 11:37:46 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’d love to see this guy get primaried out.


29 posted on 03/15/2012 11:42:45 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: smoothsailing

“If this guy Mourdock wins the primary, does he have a reasonable chance of winning in November?”

Absolutely. Indiana votes Republican in most elections.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 11:44:34 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Lancey Howard

“I’d love to see this guy get primaried out.”

http://www.richardmourdock.com/1977/


31 posted on 03/15/2012 11:48:23 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued; maggief; onyx; STARWISE; MinuteGal

mmm mmm mmm
Good by Lugar.

Just told dad. If he doesn’t qualify to vote he probably does not qualify to run.


32 posted on 03/15/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hadaclueonce

There was a lot of call for him to retire in the last year or so.

He had his chance to leave with dignity.


33 posted on 03/15/2012 11:51:04 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Are the Rats even running anyone against “Lugar”?


34 posted on 03/15/2012 11:52:39 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Notary Sojac; All

Senator Lugar (R - Beltway) will be missed by none.Senator Lugar (R - Beltway) will be missed by none.

Senator Lugar (R - United Nations) will be missed by none.


35 posted on 03/15/2012 11:55:04 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: hoosiermama

“Are the Rats even running anyone against “Lugar”?”

Yes, Congressman Joe Donnelly of South Bend is running. He’ll only run a serious campaign is Lugar loses the primary. Otherwise, he may drop out of the race.


36 posted on 03/15/2012 11:58:06 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thanks, good to hear. I did a cursory search and noticed he was just endorsed by the NRA and is backed by FreedomWorks.

Go Mourdock! :)


37 posted on 03/15/2012 12:01:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Lurking Libertarian

So, if Lugar’s address was invalid when he last ran, he has been illegally serving and can be immediately removed. Is that the point of the Democrats’ holding??


38 posted on 03/15/2012 12:07:40 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: marron
Throw him OUT!

He sees no problem doing busines with the Castro Mafia in La Habana.

39 posted on 03/15/2012 12:12:13 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: taildragger

“It is time for him and Hatch to go, Ditto that McCain. After that, Murkowski ( I think she is vile ) and the other Mainer... Anymore? Gramasty for sure...”

I really thought Cong. Chaffetz would take on Hatch, but evidently the “Mormon” connection has kicked in and Hatch will get to stay on. All the people on your list need to go. It’s bad enough having the RATs in Congress, but the RINOs are inexcusable. The list is much longer than the one you have posted.


40 posted on 03/15/2012 12:17:24 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Clintonfatigued

Dicks shouldn’t be allowed to vote anyway.


41 posted on 03/15/2012 12:24:13 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Clintonfatigued; All
When is Lugar’s Senate primary election?
42 posted on 03/15/2012 12:29:29 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: crosshairs; Kartographer

“Dicks shouldn’t be allowed to vote anyway.”

There is a lawsuit from some Indiana citizens about that, as well.


43 posted on 03/15/2012 12:29:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: justiceseeker93; SoldierDad; A. Morgan

“When is Lugar’s Senate primary election?”

It’s May 8.


44 posted on 03/15/2012 12:32:07 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Kaslin; SunkenCiv; Red Steel; Lauren BaRecall

This is priceless. Indeed, Richard Lugar’s residency problems can be seen as a symbol of everything that is wrong with Congressional politics today.


45 posted on 03/15/2012 12:35:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: wordsofearnest

I left Indiana in 79.

Have not voted there since I left.

I only returned for my parents, since last May they are gone.

My shadow will not darken that state again.

They cannot even afford corn.


46 posted on 03/15/2012 12:44:22 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: GeronL; Cincinatus' Wife; Cicero

This will defenitely hurt RINO Lugar in the Republican primary, and perhaps the general election as well.


47 posted on 03/15/2012 12:49:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Always knew there was something about Dick. My dad did some work for him back in the 70’s when he was Mayor of Indy. His campaign guy?? Mitch Daniels. And Dick can’t say he forgot. He has a photographic memory.


48 posted on 03/15/2012 12:50:40 PM PDT by halfright (Just a serf in the Kingdom of Zero)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The entire Congress needs to be assessed and fumigated.


49 posted on 03/15/2012 12:55:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: JimSEA
So, if Lugar’s address was invalid when he last ran, he has been illegally serving and can be immediately removed. Is that the point of the Democrats’ holding??

The Senate is the final judge of its own members' qualifications (Art. I, sec. 5, cl. 1), and the Senate seated Lugar, so he can't be removed. I assume this was to embarass him when he runs for re-election.

50 posted on 03/15/2012 12:57:50 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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