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News Tuesday, May 31 2011

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Todd Akin votes in Town and Country, but does he live there?

May 31, 2011

On May 31, 2011, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported:

Akin’s office says he lives in Wildwood. Tax documents show Akin lives in Wildwood. Akin has been telling people since 2009 that he lives in Wildwood.

But the congressman has continued to vote in Town and Country, according to voting records.

Akin has cast a ballot in Town and Country 10 times since he and his wife, Lulli, purchased the Wildwood home at the end of 2007. Most recently, he voted in the April municipal election in Town and Country.

Both addresses are within Akin’s 2nd Congressional District. But the law says voters must cast their ballots in the specific jurisdiction where they live.

Akin, who this month launched a bid for U.S. Senate, declined several interview requests to talk about where he lives and votes. A spokesman said he wasn’t sure when in the last three or so years Akin actually moved.

“I don’t know. There is not any firm, firm line there,” spokesman Steve Taylor said.

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Published: May 31, 2011

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