Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar hasn’t lived in the state he represents for more than 30 years, but he maintains an Indiana driver’s license and is registered to vote from a house in Indianapolis that he sold in 1977, The Daily Caller
The Republican, who is up for re-election, has lived in McLean, Va., for years, but a quirk in Indiana law allows Lugar and his wife to maintain their old address.
The issue was brought to light by Greg Wright, a tea party activist in Indiana who has been trying to focus attention on the matter. “Nobody really wants to touch this for one reason or another,” Wright told the Caller.
A Lugar spokesman told the publication that the senator “does not have a house in Indiana, but that is immaterial.”
In 1982, the Indiana attorney general told Lugar in a letter that he is not required to live in Indiana because he is acting “on business of this state or of the United States.” Individuals in such situations cannot forfeit their state voting rights, the Caller quotes the Indiana Constitution as saying.
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