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Jon Husted Testifying about his Residency

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Uploaded on Jan 8, 2009

Former Speaker of the Ohio House Jon Husted testified before the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Jan 7th, 2009, to answer allegations made by ProgressOhio that he does not live in Kettering, where he is registered to vote. Here is a rebuttal to some of the points raised during the hearing.

The text of ProgressOhio's original complaint:
Dear Director Harsman,

This is a formal request to investigate the eligibility of Jon A. Husted to vote and run for office in
Montgomery County.

Several recent events have brought this matter into focus. Franklin County Prosecutor Ronald OBrien and State Representative Kevin DeWine have both publicly advocated that Ohios residency laws must
be strictly enforced to protect against voter fraud.

Further, Prosecutor OBrien has stated that where spouses and children live and where the newly registered Ohio voters have mortgages, bank accounts and drivers license are relevant to determining residency and that Ohio residency laws are crystal-clear and black and white. Rep. DeWine has made similar comments that payment of rent and taxes is critical in determining residency.

This interpretation of Ohios residency statutes resulted in the voiding of five Franklin County ballots on October 23rd Prosecutor OBrien. It is the contention of ProgressOhio that if such laws are to be applied, they be applied equally to all.

Therefore, it was with great interest that we read the recent coverage of Jon Husteds multiple residences. We have independently verified the following facts:

Jon Husted is a candidate for the State Senate in the 6th District and is registered to vote at 148 Sherbrooke Dr, Kettering, Ohio 45429.

His spouse owns a house located at 2305 Haverford Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Property records attached from Franklin County Auditor Joseph R. Testa indicate that this is the couples permanent place of residence as they take the 2.5% homestead tax reduction.

As you may know, the Ohio Revised Code requires that the 2.5% homestead reduction requires you to own and occupy your home as your principal place of residence. A homeowner and spouse are entitled to this homestead tax reduction on only one home in Ohio.

One can conclude then that either Mr. Husted is committing voter fraud or he is committing tax fraud.

Accordingly, I would ask that the Montgomery Count BOE formally investigate these documents and forward any evidence of voter registration fraud forthwith to the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office.

Please find attached evidence to aid your investigation into the preceding claims.

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