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County elections board: Sen. Lugar can't vote from former Ind. home, can register elsewhere
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ' A county elections board in Indiana has ruled that U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar can't vote at the Indianapolis home he sold in 1977 but can register elsewhere in the county.
The vote does not remove Lugar from the May primary ballot.
Marion County's Board of Elections voted 2-1 along party lines Thursday to disqualify Lugar from voting at the home. The vote marks a rare victory for Indiana's tea party activists who have accused Lugar of voter fraud for voting from an address he hasn't lived at for 35 years.
Lugar can fix the problem by registering at another address in Indianapolis, such as the farm he owns.
Lugar spokesman Andy Fisher says it was a partisan ruling by Democrats. He says lawyers are reviewing whether to appeal.