Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger has filed formal complaints with the Massachusetts Election and Tax board against fellow candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney regarding his residency status. Romney, a Michigan native and successful private sector businessman, started living in Massachusetts in the 1970s, when he began attending Harvard University’s law and business schools.
In a press release from his campaign, Karger claimed that Romney, who reportedly sold his family’s Belmont, Mass., home in 2009, was illegally registered to vote at a basement apartment in his son’s home in 2009 and 2010. Karger has further questioned if this could be considered Romney’s “primary residence,” according to the release.
“Mr. Romney got entangled in a similar problem when he ‘inadvertently’ switched his residency to Utah back in 1999, and then attempted to run for Governor of Massachusetts three years later. I have raised several very legitimate questions in my letter that need to be answered,” Karger said in the release.
“Here’s a very successful businessman worth upwards of $500 million, and he is confused on where he lives and where he pays taxes?” Karger continued. “It makes no sense. Who could possibly believe that he and his wife were living in their son’s basement apartment?”
Romney owns estates in California and New Hampshire.