Deal allows Lugar to move Indiana voter registration

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Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar will switch his voter registration to his family farm in resolving a dispute with local election officials who ruled that he couldn't vote using the address of an Indianapolis home he sold in 1977.

The resolution that Lugar's lawyers reached Friday with the Marion County elections board headed off a court hearing on a challenge from Lugar.

The judge dismissed the case after the lawyers agreed Lugar could legally vote from the farm in southern Marion County that has been in Lugar's family for more than 80 years.

Lugar is facing one of his toughest election battles in the Republican primary against state Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

The elections board ruling gave fresh ammunition to critics argue Lugar is out of touch with the state.


  • Lugar lied to us
    He pretended to represent Indiana, but he wasn't even here to hear what Hoosiers were talking about. He represented no one but Lugar,
  • Good Call
    I support Dick Lugar and hope that the majority of Republicans will do the same on Tuesday. This matter was resolved 35 years ago, but some people failed to perform the research that would have addressed these false charges.
  • It's the Law
    The law and several opinions by the Indiana Attorney General say that Lugar had every right to vote as he did. The suggestions in some of these comments for additional requirements to vote would be fine, but you need to change the law first. Just because you don't agree with something doesn't make it illegal. This seems to me like typical election year mud slinging over a made up issue.
  • His fundamental right to vote...
    Is where his residence is. Virginia. Not Indiana.
  • Even more Ironic
    Even better yet, how about voters are legal residents of the State they wish to vote in AND they have a valid State or Federal I.D. That sounds even better.
  • Ironic
    This is just great, Lugar will be able to vote without having a residence, in fact he lied about his home. However, our state and gov have installed the most restrictive voter id law in the country. Maybe a voter should have a real address, instead of an id.

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