Well, it does appear Senator Pat Roberts’ Kansas residency is a sham.
DATE: Friday, May 2nd, 2014
RE: Senator Pat Roberts’ Ballot Application
It has come to my attention that Senator Pat Roberts intends to file for re-election to the U.S. Senate
later today. As a citizen and permanent resident of the State of Kansas, I would like to formally request
that his application for the ballot be denied by your office given that Senator Roberts isn’t currently a
resident of the State of Kansas.
As you know, Article 1, Section 3 of our U.S. Constitution states that;
“No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been
nine years a citizen of the United States and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of
that state for which he shall be chosen.”
Senator Roberts is a permanent resident of Alexandria, Virginia, not Dodge City, Kansas as he will claim
on his ballot application later today.
Mr. Secretary, would any other person who permanently lives in another state be allowed to claim
that they are renting a room at a single-family home, owned and occupied by someone else, never
stay there, and then run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas using that as their address? Would any other
person who permanently lives in another state be allowed to claim that they are renting a room at a
single-family home owned and occupied by someone else, never stay there, and then register to vote
at that address?
When Senator Roberts files his paperwork later today, he will likely use the address 909 Club View Drive,
a single-family home in Dodge City where he claims to rent a bedroom. However, Senator Roberts
doesn’t stay at that address. When the owner was asked earlier this year how many times Senator
Roberts has stayed at that address since he allegedly began renting the room in October 2013, he
Senator Roberts himself has declared with his personal financial disclosure that his home in Alexandria,
Virginia, is his primary residence. Fairfax county tax records show that he has owned that home since
1975. He lists that home as the forwarding address for mail and tax documents on the half duplex that
he owns in Dodge City. Senator Roberts has reimbursed himself and his wife from his campaign account
to the Alexandria address. And that is the only property of Senator Roberts’ not listed on his personal
financial disclosures, something that is only allowed for your primary residence. Read it all here.