Court rejects request to throw Lt. Governor Mike Stack off primary ballot

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 29, 2018 10:56 AM

Without getting specific, Stack apologized for speaking harshly to staff members and his security detail. (Photo by Katie Meyer/WITF)

(Harrisburg) -- Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack is staying on the Democratic primary ballot.

A judge has rejected a claim that he falsely listed his mother's home as his residence on election records -- when he actually lives in a state-owned mansion at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County.

A Commonwealth Court judge has sided with Stack, saying his actions show his intent to make his mother's Philadelphia home his residence.

The decision says that's where Stack's been voting, getting mail, paying taxes, storing some personal belongings and sometimes sleeping.

The lieutenant governor sold his own home in the city in February 2016, about a year after taking office as lieutenant governor.

Stack's campaign calls the challenge a "spurious" attempt by one of his primary opponents to deceive voters.

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