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Romney may be guilty of voter fraud in Massachusetts

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  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    I'm not easily shocked and I try not to jump to conclusions but if this is true then, WOW!

    Romney may be guilty of voter fraud in Massachusetts. Here are the facts:
    Romney did not own property in Massachusetts when a special election was held to replace the late Ted Kennedy in 2010. Romney listed his place of residence as his son's unfinished basement when he voted for Scott Brown in said special election. MA law establishes residency as “where a person dwells and which is the center of his domestic, social, and civil life.”

    So unless an unfinished basement was the center of Romney's domestic, social and civil life, there is a good chance that he is guilty of voter fraud. A crime that carries a $10,000 fine on top of a maximum of 5 years in prison.

    Of course, as with all legal cases, it will boil down to how the law can be bent and interpreted. Also, it will help that he is a former Governor and likely has a few friends. But many elements of the GOP have been crying voter fraud for years with zero proof. Now that proof has surfaced, how likely will it be that they use it as a catalyst for voting reform?
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    It also just occurred to me that this could be a reason that Romney won't release his 2009/2010 tax return. Could it prove that his residency was not in his son's basement?

    Edit: Here's an article I found on it.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Zach:


    Now that the Supreme court has removed Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, 6 southern states moved ahead (within 24 hours of the ruling) to institute voter law changes. One of those states was South Carolina:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/10/1222555/-Leahy-schedules-Judiciary-hearing-to-update-Voting-Rights-Act-in-wake-of-Supremes-dreadful-ruling#

    In order to justify the changes in voting laws in her state, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley spent millions of dollars of taxpayers' money to prove that voter fraud existed in South Carolina. Her study turned up ZERO cases of voter fraud:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/nikki-haley-voter-fraud_n_3566194.html

    In response to the Supreme court ruling, Democratic senator Pat Leahy has scheduled a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee (he's the chairman of the committee) for July 17. Since one of the witnesses for the committee will be Georgia Representative John Lewis (who suffered a skull fracture in Selma, Alabama in 1965 while protesting against segregation) there's likely going to be some very passionate discussions.