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Former Michigan Congressman on Rashida Tlaib Fake Residency Scandal: ‘Hook Her Up To A Lie Detector’

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A former U.S. congressman from the state of Michigan said that Rashida Tlaib should undergo a lie detector test after we revealed that she illegally lied about her address to run for office, that she represented a state House district she did not live in, and that she lied about her address on her voter registration form. Her own father even called her out for lying.

“It appears the Democrats and some Republicans can’t run on their own merits,” stated former Michigan 11th District Republican congressman Kerry Bentivolio. “Hook her up to a lie detector” before she gives her next speech, Bentiviolio said, referring to the Rashida Tlaib residency scandal.

“Then again, some voters like the sweet nothings whispered in their ears,” Bentivolio remarked.

Patrick Howley reported for Big League Politics:

Democrat Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib violated state election law and also federal law by lying about her residence to run for office in Michigan. Since Big League Politics exposed her residence lie using credit score and property records and archived information, State Senator Jon Bumstead communicated to us through an intermediary that Tlaib broke the law.

Tlaib’s own father even said that Tlaib “lied” about her address in order to run for office, meaning that Tlaib represented a state House district that she did not live in.

Here is what the evidence, presented below, proves:

  1. Rashida Tlaib registered to vote at a false address as she embarked on her first political campaign. “Registering to vote using a false address” is one of a number of crimes that fall into the voter fraud category.
  2. Tlaib ran for and represented the 12th district in the Michigan House of Representatives even though she was not a resident of that district.
  3. Records show that Tlaib was an “Absentee Owner” at the Detroit house she claimed to live in.
  4. Tlaib moved to her official Detroit apartment address, which she reported to the FEC after the election, at the start of her 2018 campaign. Her new address was recorded for the first time one day before she announced her campaign for Congress.

Michigan law maintains that state representatives must live in the district they represent, and federal law holds that a person who lies about their address on voter registration forms can be prosecuted.

Michigan election law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.161:

“A person is not eligible to the office of state senator or representative unless the person is a citizen of the United States and a registered and qualified elector of the district he or she represents by the filing deadline, as provided in section 7 of article IV of the state constitution of 1963.”

Here is the relevant passage from the Michigan Constitution, section 7 of article IV:

“Each senator and representative must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age, and an elector of the district he represents. The removal of his domicile from the district shall be deemed a vacation of the office. No person who has been convicted of subversion or who has within the preceding 20 years been convicted of a felony involving a breach of public trust shall be eligible for either house of the legislature.”

Here is the relevant information from the state of Michigan Bureau of Elections pertaining to “Conduct actionable under federal law,” which states, “The activities listed below provide a basis for prosecution under federal law.”…

“Providing false information concerning an individual’s name, address, or period of residence in order to register to vote, or to vote in a federal election (52 U.S.C. §§ 10307(c) and 20511).”

Here is how Michigan election law determines residence:

Sec. 11. (1) “Residence”, as used in this act, for registration and voting purposes means that place at which a person habitually sleeps, keeps his or her personal effects, and has a regular place of lodging. If a person has more than 1 residence, or if a person has a residence separate from that of his or her spouse, that place at which the person resides the greater part of the time shall be his or her official residence for the purposes of this act. This section does not affect existing judicial interpretation of the term residence.

I reported:

Michigan Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tlaib registered to vote from a false address, and represented a state House district that she did not actually live in, according to credit score and property records obtained by Big League Politics.

Tlaib’s own father even said that Tlaib “lied” about her address in order to run for office.

Here is what the evidence, presented below, proves: Rashida Tlaib registered to vote at a false address as she embarked on her first political campaign. “Registering to vote using a false address” is one of a number of crimes that fall into the voter fraud category. Tlaib ran for and represented the 12th district in the Michigan House of Representatives even though she was not a resident of that district. Records show that Tlaib was an “Absentee Owner” at the Detroit house she claimed to live in. Tlaib moved to her official Detroit apartment address, which she reported to the FEC after the election, at the start of her 2018 campaign. Her new address was recorded for the first time one day before she announced her campaign for Congress.

Congressman Jon Bumstead of Michigan told Big League Politics through an intermediary that Michigan state representatives are required by law to live in the district they represent.

Michigan Election Law requires candidates to submit an Affidavit of Identity, where they must provide truthful residence information.

The Tlaib scandal is only getting worse for the Michigan Democrat.

A Change.org petition entitled “IMPEACH RASHIDA TLAIB” has surpassed 300,000 signatures amid national controversy for Tlaib’s profane comments about President Trump.

The petition states: “She lied about living in Detroit using her fathers house address .. she never lived there .. she lived in Dearborn ., her father has verified this .. you must live in the district you are running in to represent .. We demand a full investigation and recount of every vote that she supposedly received..”

It turns out, the petition, started by a Change.org user named Mrs. American Citizen, is correct.

Tlaib’s father made a series of comments to Charlie LeDuff of The Detroit Newson March 13, 2010, in an article that no longer has an active ink but exists in the The Detroit News archives:

“Now Tlaib’s father is piping in. He said his daughter misrepresented her residency when she signed an election affidavit in 2008 with the Wayne County Clerk claiming she was a citizen of Detroit.

According to that affidavit, Tlaib claimed she lived at (redacted) in Detroit. That house is owned in part by her father, Harbi Elabed, and he now says she did not live there and he was only recently made aware that she had claimed so. “She lied,” said Elabed, 61, an immigrant from Jerusalem and father of 14 who prides himself on Old World values of parental fealty. “She lied big-time to get elected. I never teach her that way. I teach her the right way. It’s my house. She didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn in her house with her husband and boy.”

Dearborn is not a part of the 12th House District that Tlaib was elected to represent…

Asked why he was tattling on his daughter, Harbi Elabed said it was a growing litany of transgressions that his daughter committed upon him — culminating in a dispute about care of his aged mother, who suffers from dementia. According to Harbi, his daughter sided against him and in favor of his nephew in a battle of custody, a complete breach of family values, he said.”

Detroit News passage from 2010 ends

Wow!

Now let’s take a look at each of Rashida Tlaib’s real or stated residences over the years (all addresses are redacted from this report).

Rashida Tlaib Moved Into Detroit Apartment To Announce Her Congressional Campaign As A ‘Longtime Resident of Detroit”

Rashida Tlaib’s swanky downtown Detroit apartment was first reported on February 5, 2018, one day before she announced her candidacy for Congress, according to Verizon Wireless records.

Tlaib announced her campaign on Tuesday February 6, 2018. Her announcement was carried by the Arab Daily News. In that article, Rashida’s bio hilariously switches from writing about Tlaib in the third person to declaring “I” at the beginning of the final sentence, revealing that Rashida Tlaib was writing the bio herself. The article identifies Tlaib as “a longtime resident of Detroit.”

The Arab News reported: “Former Michigan Legislator Rashida Tlaib announced this week that she is running for Congress in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. Michigan’s Democratic Primary election is on August 7, 2018. Rashida Tlaib is a longtime resident of Detroit and the child of Palestinian immigrants. Rashida is a former Michigan State Representative where she served three terms and was appointed as the democratic vice chairwoman of the Appropriation Committee. Rashida made history by becoming the first female Muslim elected to the Michigan Legislature, and only second in the country…

“Rashida has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Role Model Award from Alternatives for Girls, After School Champion national award, CAIR Michigan’s Empowering Muslims Award, Clean Water Action’s Clean Water Hero award, recognized as one of Crain’s Detroit Business Women to Watch and featured in PBS’ Makers Documentary on Women in Politics. I am included in Family Circle magazine’s 20 Most Influential Moms of 2016, and was included in New York Magazine’s list of Democratic leaders as the “next Obama.”

She bought a house in Detroit in 2016 for less than six figures

Rashida Tlaib bought a house in Detroit on May 10, 2016 for $90,600.

This address begins appearing in records in October 2016. The address was deemed to have a “Determined Absentee Owner” during this time period.

She Actually Lived In A House In Suburban Dearborn from 2004 to 2016

Fayez Tlaib and Rashida Tlaib, husband and wife, bought the house on February 26, 2004.

In 2004, Rashida interned for state rep. Steve Tobocman, and joined his staff in 2007.

Rashida Tlaib was elected in the 12th district — southwest Detroit — in 2008, replacing Tobocman.

She got 14,176 votes (more than 90 percent) of the vote in the district.

But Rashida Tlaib, resident of the nearby suburbs of Detroit, actually lived in the 15th district (“Dearborn, excluding northeast tip”) where Gino Polidori got more than 77 percent of the vote, winning his third term.

Tlaib fraudulently won the primary in the district in August 2008.

In 2013 she tried to run for state senate in district that includes part of Dearborn, where she actually lived, but she lost the race and her state legislative career ended.

Rashida and Fayez sold the house as a couple to Fayez, now unmarried, on December 20, 2016.

They as a couple sold the house to him on December 20, 2016, he was listed as an unmarried man.

“Owner Occupied” was the official credit rating on that address in Dearborn.

She Fraudulently Claimed Her Father’s House As Her Own Residence To Register To Vote And Get Her Driver’s License in Detroit Instead of Dearborn, where she lived

An official in the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s “Office of Metropolitian Impact” purchased this house, built in 1923, from Rashida Tlaib on July 7, 2017 for $59,000.

This is the address that Rashida Tlaib used when she registered to vote on March 5, 2008.

She used that address on July 24, 2013 for an official issuance.

Kaminske Living Trust sold it to her and Fayez on April 27, 2009 in separate purchases of $31,000 each.

On May 2, 2016, Rashida Tlaib sold it to Fayez Tlaib for an undetermined amount.

Guess what a 2016 report labelled this property at the time Rashida sold it: “Determined Absentee Owner.”

Meaning, Rashida Tlaib was not living there.

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Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign

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The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.

At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.

Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.

“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.

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Fallon added:

I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.

“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:

This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.

I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.

Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.

“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”

“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.

“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.

Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.

A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.

Election Day will be on September 29.

Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.

 

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