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Old 02-27-2019, 12:18 AM
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Default Re: Where in the world does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez live?

Originally Posted by AZRWinger View Post
You don't care that the member of Congress proposing a massive program to radically reshape the US flaunts the very reasonable House rule requiring residence in her district then lies about it.
Originally Posted by Constant_Slothrop View Post
There is no such rule.
Constant is correct...

Must elected leaders live in their districts?

There are only three requirements to be a representative in the U.S. Constitution. You have to be at least 25 years old, live in the state you represent, and be a citizen for the past seven years. Senators must be at least 30 years old, live in the state they represent and have been a citizen for nine years. For example, Hillary Clinton only had to live in New York by Election Day in order to qualify to represent the state in the U.S. Senate.

As of April 2017, there were 21 members of Congress who lived outside their districts, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. This includes Rep. Nydia Velázquez, whose Brooklyn home is a few hundred feet on the wrong side of the district line. While she had hoped the situation would be mitigated following the 2010 U.S. Census, it was not to be, a spokesman confirmed on Feb. 25. “Nydia lives in and for three decades has lived in the community she represents,” spokesman Alex Haurek said. “New York’s 7th district includes almost all of Red Hook, the neighborhood in which she currently resides about 500 feet from the district line. She'll continue working on behalf of all parts of her diverse, three-borough district as she’s done since being elected."
Now from a LEGAL standpoint, it's irrelevant (provided all actual qualifications are met)...

But if the representative TELLS everyone they live in the district, but were lying to make themselves appear more "local", that CAN be an issue...for the constituents...They can be pissed at the politician for making themselves out to be what they're not, or they won't give a rat's ass...
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