Before you read this post, I highly rec0mmend you watch this video.
That’s then-State Rep Jon Husted testifying (with some added commentary by Progress Ohio) in front of the Montgomery County Board of Elections about his residency in 2009.
Months of research and analysis and investigation showed that Husted spent no time at his home in his district, instead opting to live with his wife in Columbus.
Stacks of newspapers (six weeks old) in front of his house. Nearly no electricity or water use. It was clear Husted was not living at his Kettering home and was instead staying, understandably but against state law, with his wife.
The Montgomery County BOE held a vote to determine if Husted was a resident of his district. It was split down party lines, with the two Democratic board members voting against Husted, and the two Republicans voting for him. Democratic SOS Jennifer Brunner ruled he was not a resident, but had her decision overturned by the Republican-controlled Ohio Supreme Court.
Husted survived the challenge, but it seems he may be holding a grudge.
Jump ahead to this morning, and a hearing at now-Secretary of State Husted’s office to determine if he should fire two Board of Elections members from … you guessed it … Montgomery County.
You don’t have to be a political wunderkind to know what I’m going to tell you next.
The two BOE members who Husted is threatening to fire are the same two Democrats who voted against his residency in 2009: Tom Richey and Dennis Lieberman.