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Sen. Lugar appeals voter registration ruling

Sen. Lugar appeals voter registration ruling

Dick Lugar

by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 9:55 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is appealing a county election board ruling that he can't use the address of the Indianapolis home he sold in 1977 for his voter registration.
 
The appeal filed in a Marion County court argues that the Marion County Election Board acted against the Indiana Constitution and state law with its 2-1 decision last week. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/GCLToj ) that a court hearing on the appeal has been set for March 30.
 
The appeal argues that the election board decision disenfranchises Lugar and his wife, Charlene.
 
Lugar is seeking a quick decision because April 9 is the voter registration deadline for the May 8 Indiana primary. State Treasurer Richard Mourdock is challenging Lugar in the Republican primary and has made Lugar's residency a key issue.

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