A candidate for Representative has been rejected in her attempt to run for political office because she is homeless.
I already know that as a homeless person my right to vote is challenged but to deny someone the right to run for office for lack of an address is preposterous.
There are no longer property requirements for the right to vote but this decision stinks of the same sort of exclusivity.
She can establish a connection to the community and no other connections so why is she being disqualified?
A Republican vying to represent Alaska’s House District 13, Bachmeier recently received notice that she does not meet the state’s residency requirements for election, and so has been disqualified from the primary. Alaskan law requires that she would have lived in her district since June 1, 2011, the date she filed her candidacy.I know this is a Republican- I hear no shouts of "rugged individualism" from them.
I wonder why?
H/T to Allensl:
I guess at least this happened to the right candidate.
You may remember Bachmeier from the recent Anchorage Tea Party forum.
She is also the one who signed up for the Democracy for America Democratic training academy last year. And she even applied for, and won a scholarship courtesy of the generosity of former Democratic Senate candidate Scott McAdams. And then she took the information and utilized it to launch her campaign, as a Republican.