Jared Steven Cram, Pennsylvania lawyer, marriage equality activist, Democrat, big eater, and NH vote thief, is a shining example of DOMICILE vs. RESIDENCE.
No wait, they are the same thing!
Pennsylvania’s Consolidated Law 1302 (b), the Pa. statute that says if you are a resident and vote in any other state’s election you are no longer a resident of Pa., trips up our boy lawyer who is claiming he has a right to vote municipal in Philly and federal in New Hampshire when he feels like it – as he has done repeatedly. And, sadly, as thousands of other out-of-staters have done.
Pa. uses the word “resident” in election law and “domicile” in tax law among others.
The difference is no difference at all.
Check this out:
“(b) Rules for determination.--The following apply:
(1) That the place shall be considered the residence of an individual in which habitation is fixed and to which, whenever the individual is absent, the individual has the intention of returning.
(2) An individual shall not be considered to have lost residence if the individual leaves home and goes into another state or another election district for temporary purposes only, with the intention of returning.
(3) An individual shall not be considered to have gained a residence in an election district if the individual comes into that district for temporary purposes only, without the intention of making that election district a permanent place of abode.
(4) If an individual removes to another state with the intention of making that state the permanent residence, the individual shall be considered to have lost residence in this Commonwealth.
(5) If an individual removes to another state with the intention of remaining there an indefinite time and making that state the place of residence, the individual shall be considered to have lost residence in this Commonwealth, notwithstanding an intention to return at some indefinite future period.
(6) If an individual goes into another state and, while there, votes in an election held by that state, the individual shall be considered to have lost residence in this Commonwealth.
(7) An individual employed in the service of the Federal Government or of the Commonwealth and required thereby to be absent from the municipality where the individual resided when entering that employment and the spouse of the individual may remain registered in the district where the individual resided immediately prior to entering that employment, and the individual and the spouse shall be enrolled in the political party designated by the individual or spouse without declaring a residence by street and number.”
I like how Pennsylvania’s definition of “residence” is the same as the legal definition of “domicile”. Gee I wonder why? Could it be that legal definitions of domicile often note that many state constitutions use the words interchangeably?
So let Jared explain to officials that domicile and residence are two different words from two different planets and that lets him vote in any state he wants, whenever he wants, as long as it benefits him and his causes.
Maybe the Pennsylvania Bar he belongs to will understand, or even the bank he works for as a trusted financial planner. I wonder if he uses his own definitions there as well?
As luck would have it the New Hampshire Constitution demands a domicile for any inhabitant to vote in their ward or town.
Our Founding Fathers were correct down to the letter of the law when the chose domicile as the requirement to vote. I wish our NH officials and judges who are supposed to protect our votes would pay attention to that fact.
You may notice I call Jared Steven Cram a vote thief which if it was a falsehood would be called libel, or slander, or maybe a banana. I hope he responds so we can ask him.