Report: Liz Cheney’s Husband On Voter Rolls In 2 States

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Liz Cheney’s Senate campaign in Wyoming continues to be dogged with news about her family.

Politico reported Wednesday that Cheney’s husband was registered to vote in both Virginia and Wyoming despite signing a document in the latter state saying he was not registered elsewhere.

Phil Perry registered as a Wyoming voter in March with the Teton County clerk’s office, according to Politico. County clerk Sherry Daigle told the publication Perry “signed an oath saying he was not currently registered anywhere else.”

A spokeswoman for Cheney told Politico that the Wyoming Senate candidate’s husband had notified Virginia authorities to remove his name from the voter rolls, but did not say when he did so.

“Phil is registered to vote in Wyoming and has notified Virginia that he is registered in Wyoming,” Cheney campaign spokeswoman Brittany Wells said in a statement, as quoted by Politico. “He has not voted in Virginia since he registered in Wyoming.”

Cheney had her own residency dust-up this summer when she paid a fine for entering false residency information on a Wyoming fishing license application. She relocated from Virginia in May 2012, but received the license before the 365-day eligibility waiting period after closing on her Wyoming home.

She also recently had a public disagreement with her sister, Mary Cheney, over the issue of same-sex marriage. Mary Cheney later said she would not be supporting her sister’s candidacy.

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