Earlier this week, we told you that a voter fraud complaint against Ann Coulter, filed in early 2009, was finally being heard today by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission.
The board dismissed the complaint, which had been filed by anti-Coulter blogger Daniel Borchers. Borchers charged that Coulter illegally voted absentee from her parents’ New Canaan, Conn., address while she lived in New York City in 2002 and 2004.
But the elections commission ruled that Connecticut was just as much Coulter’s home as anywhere else in the world.From the Hartford Courant:
“Since graduating from high school and until she terminated her registration [in 2006], she lived in dozens of places in five states and the District of Columbia … as well as one foreign country,” the commission said Coulter had stated. “She asserts that she never intended to make any of these other states her permanent home and never did so.”
Citing legal precedents, the commission said that “where an individual truly maintains two residences to which [she] has legitimate, significant and continuing attachments, that individual can choose either one … to be their bona fide residence for the purposes of election law.”
The commission also noted that Borchers’ complaint was filed more than four years after the second of the two votes, “and in light of the significant passage of time since the alleged offenses, the Commission finds that it cannot make a full and fair determination, … [and] there is insufficient evidence … to substantiate the complainant’s claims.”