Stack’s Residency Challenged in Commonwealth Court
According to Billy Penn the petition was to have his petitions set aside was filed just after 4 p.m. Thursday.
The petition cites that Stack sold his home in Philadelphia since becoming Lieutenant Governor, as was reported in the Inquirer.
Stack has been registered to vote at his mother’s house in Philadelphia while residing in the Lieutenant Governor’s mansion, which is legal. The petition argues that Stack using that address goes against the instructions for filling out a Candidate’s Affidavit.
“In the face of the clear instructions. Stack signed a Candidate’s Affidavit, swearing that he resides at his mother’s home, despite previously stating through a spokesperson that all of his furniture and belongings have been moved to the Lieutenant Governor’s residence,” The petition says.
The instructions for filling out the affidavit “clearly state that “residential address pertains to where [the candidate] actually resides”; it does not reference where the candidate is registered to vote” according to the petition.
Sources told Billy Penn that former Philadelphia Nina Ahmad is behind the challenge, but the campaign did not respond to Billy Penn’s request for comment.
If the court rules in favor of the petitioners Stack would be removed from the ballot for the May primary.