The Marion County Election Board and U.S. Senator Richard Lugar have reached a settlement that would allow the incumbent to vote in the May 8 primary.
Under a settlement reached just moments ago, Lugar and his wife will re-register to vote at their family farm in Decatur Township. The Marion County Election Board ruled 2-1 earlier this month that while the Senator was a resident of Indiana, he could not vote at his old address because he had sold his home, despite several legal opinions which Lugar cited that his actions were proper.
Lugar’s attorneys apparently spelled out enough specific facts to show a viable connection to the family farm and Marion County Election Board attorney Andy Mallon agreed.
The two sides were slated to go trial, even to the point that subpoenas had been issued.
Because of the settlement, Marion County Judge Louis Rosenberg dismissed the case.