We received some interesting information this afternoon, so we are going to post it now and will follow up with more information when we have it.
We have been told that the “Guest House” that Bob Kerrey is calling his “home” under his voter registration filing and his official Senate candidacy filing, may be zoned R-1, residential, 1 family occupant.
In other words, Jay Noddle may not be able to legally have a guest house on this plot, we have been told.
If that is the case, then it throws an interesting question into the whole, “Where does Bob Kerrey live” issue. If Jay Noddle cannot legally have Bob Kerrey live in a structure on his property, can Bob Kerrey call it his residence?
Kerrey has stated over and over that he planned to live in Noddle’s Guest House. But if Noddle cannot legally offer that location for Kerrey to live, how can Kerrey list it as his residence? It calls into the question before the court, “Where can Bob Kerrey live, and what did he intend?”
We have a feeling any Democrat can find their way around this whole scandal. But either the residency rules matter, or they don’t.
It is another support wall in the Bob Kerrey Nebraska residency house of cards that is a butterfly’s wing-flap away from tumbling.
**UPDATE at 8:25pm**
As noted on the MSM sites, District Judge Burns ruled against the Nebraska GOP.
Shocked we are. (sarcasm alert)
Well, maybe now Kerrey can go back to his home at the Guest House at Jay Noddle’s compound, and plan out how he hopes to solve Global Warming by raising taxes, in PEACE.
A statement from NEGOP Chair Mark Fahleson on their FB page:
“The very integrity of Nebraska’s election laws is at stake. As a result, we promptly filed notice of an appeal to the Nebraska Court of Appeals this evening. Nebraska law should govern Nebraska elections. It’s undisputed that under Nebraska law Bob Kerrey’s false statements disqualify him from our ballot. We look forward to a higher court applying Nebraska law to a candidate claiming to reside in Nebraska.”
And when we asked, Fahleson noted this to us (this is where we would scream, Exclusive!)
“The fraility of the Judge’s opinion is demonstrated by, among other things, his reliance NOT on a Nebraska court decision, but on a decision from the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals–the most overturned federal circuit court in the nation.
The judge’s conclusion–that is, that sworn falsehoods on Nebraska voter registration forms do not matter–is just plain wrong. You expect such things in New York, but not Nebraska.”
The NEGOP has already filed an appeal to Judge Burns’s ruling.
And, FWIW, this ruling was made by a judge who
- actively campaigned for Ben Nelson in 1990,
- was later appointed to the bench by Ben Nelson, and
- whose daughter is a law partner of Democratic Party Chair Vic Covalt.
Which is fine.
And which isn’t to say that the NEGOP will find a court that agrees with their position. But an interesting road Bob Kerrey has led the State of Nebraska down…