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  •  It's the word "has," really. (0+ / 0-)

    The requirement of "has resided," to my ears, sounds like something which requires something actual and continuous.  If he owned a summer place in the Wisconsin Dells, you might say that he has residence there for certain months, but not that he has resided there for the year.

    •  Would he have been eligible to run (1+ / 0-)
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      as a member of Congress? How about state legislators who spend most of their time in Springfield?

      Any construction prohibiting that would be absurd.

      Ok, so I read the polls.

      by andgarden on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 11:11:11 AM PST

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      •  yes and "sure looks like it" (1+ / 0-)
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        For Congress, you only have to be an inhabitant of the state when elected.  For the Illinois General Assembly:

        To be eligible to serve as a member of the General Assembly, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 21 years old, and for the two years preceding his election or appointment a resident of the district which he is to represent.

    •  Does Illinois law not have the term "domiciled"? (0+ / 0-)

      I think "has resided" is better interpreted as meaning "has been a resident" than "has domiciled."

      ‎"Our greatest asset as advocates is a deep cognizance of our own ignorance, plus a willingness to do something about it." -Joseph Mitchell Kaye, 1966.

      by JR on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 01:32:07 PM PST

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