It was originally the intention of citizens to demand that those who represent them actually live in the district that they represent in order to be more aware of local conditions, needs, and sensibilities.
But like everything political in the one-party State of California, the progressive socialist democrats gave themselves a pass with Senate Bill S.B. 1250 which Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed into law.
Not only will an address listed on their voter registration will be accepted as their residence for eligibility purposes, as long as they actually lived at that location for an unspecified period of time, but prosecutors are precluded from using other evidence such as utility bills, insurance, and having children enrolled in schools outside the district.
The deed is done…
Existing law defines “residence” for voting purposes as a person’s domicile.
Existing law describes the domicile of a person as that place in which his or her habitation is fixed, wherein the person has the intention of remaining, and to which, whenever he or she is absent, the person has the intention of returning.
Existing law describes the residence of a person as that place in which the person’s habitation is fixed for some period of time, but wherein he or she does not have the intention of remaining.
Existing law provides that a person may have only one domicile at a given time, but may have more than one residence.
Existing law also provides that, for purposes of determining the domicile of a Member of the Legislature or a Representative in the Congress of the United States, the residence address indicated on that person’s currently filed affidavit of voter registration is conclusively presumed to be that person’s domicile.
This bill would provide that this presumption applies as long as the address listed is one of the member or representative’s residences, notwithstanding that the member or representative may have another residence at which any of certain conditions apply.
Now “Mad Max,” Representative Maxine Waters can live in her $4 million mansion in the tony Hancock Park area away from the women, minorities, poor, and downtrodden she pretends she represents without legal challenge that she, heaven forbid, reside in the district she represents.
We are so screwed by self-serving politicians who thwart the citizen’s desires when they become inconvenient.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius