|Could a Lugar victory result in a Democratic win in November?|
"They want to avoid the issue until after the primary," stated the source. "Democrats wanted to discuss the issue; however, it has been tabled."
Democratic insiders believe that if Lugar should win the Republican primary election, the issue of voter fraud will be enough to defeat Lugar and land a victory for his Democratic opponent; therefore, they are not pushing the issue now.
Lugar continues to hide behind a legal opinion from former Attorney General Linley Pearson, which he says gives him a legal loophole. Lugar and his wife continue to vote using an Indianapolis address for a home they haven't owned or lived in for 30 years; however, Attorney Paul Ogden, who served as a Deputy Attorney General during the Pearson administration shares a differing opinion on the matter.
"Let's be perfectly clear," commented Ogden. "There is no 'loophole' in the law that allows a person to continue running for U.S. Senate without a residency in Indiana. But that is a separate issue from voter fraud and perjury. There most certainly is no law that allows Lugar to sign documents under oath falsely stating he lives at someone else's house when he goes to vote."
Tea Party supporters are rallying behind conservative Richard Mourdock. Since the scandal has recently made the national news circuit, it has become clear that a primary victory for Richard Lugar could, in fact, result in a Republican loss in November, especially if Democrats initiate legal action over the controversy, which is probable according to political insiders.
Will the local media be able to ignore this growing scandal much longer? It's all the talk in Washington these days.