Sometimes you just can’t make this shit up. Here’s your Voter Fraud – involving false registration by an OC Republican elected official.
The Chair of the California State Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics is Orange County State Senator Mimi Walters.
After legislative redistricting, State Senator Walters chose to run in a neighboring district, and registered to vote at a 570 square foot studio apartment in Irvine.
One problem. Mimi, her husband and their four kids continue to live in their 14,000 square foot home in Laguna Niguel in a gated community that is not in her new district
And there’s a pesky law that you must actually live in the district. Mimi swore that she did, under penalty of perjury.
Today her opponent, Democrat Steve Young, filed suit with Secretary of State Deborah Bowen to have Mimi’s name removed from the ballot.
You can read about it at the local blog Orange Juice or at the right-wing OC Register.
The lawsuit asks that Walters’ name be removed from the ballot. Under the new jungle primary rules in California, there is no provision for replacing her by the local Republican party.
If the law is successful, it could prove pivotal in the effort to get a 2/3 vote in the State Senate, a move that could eliminate the ability for Republicans to obstruct certain votes where a super majority is required.
Below the squiggle, you can see the aerial shot of her home at 3 Inspiration Point in Laguna Niguel.