Southern Voice’s Matt Schafer has a good summary of the events surrounding the rescheduled Administrative Hearing concerning the eligibility of District 80 candidate, Keith Gross (D-Where?). Administrative Law Judge Michael M. Malihi must decide if Gross has been a resident of District 80 for at least one year prior to the Nov. 4 general election, and if Gross maintained three years of uninterrupted residency in Georgia prior to Nov. 4, 2008.
From March 2006 to November 2006, Gross maintained an address in a rented house in Washington, D.C. He said he shared the house with a “number of other folks,” and that, “I never lived there permanently. It was a place I crashed when I was in D.C.” Although Gross had an address, business and a boyfriend in Maryland, the then 21-year-old said he considered his home with his mother in Georgia.
Don’t pay attention to the facts! Please focus on Gross’ feelings about where his “true” home is.
[Attorney Anne Lewis] also established that Gross has never held a job in Georgia or paid state income taxes. The speeding tickets were an issue, Lewis said, because during 2007 Gross received a Florida ID card. Gross said it was so he could clear a speeding ticket. Lewis countered by saying he signed an oath swearing his residence was at his mother’s home in Florida.
How many mothers does he have? Regardless, at one point Lewis asked: “Despite never living there you decided that you wanted to move there and represent the district, isn’t that correct?” Gross’ response: “Yes.”