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Lugar can register to vote using family farm

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar will switch his voter registration to his family farm in resolving a dispute with local election officials who ruled that he couldn’t vote using the address of an Indianapolis home he sold in 1977.

The resolution that Lugar’s lawyers reached Friday with the Marion County elections board headed off a court hearing on a challenge from Lugar.

The judge dismissed the case after the lawyers agreed Lugar could legally vote from the farm in southern Marion County that has been in Lugar’s family for more than 80 years.

Lugar is facing one of his toughest election battles in the Republican primary against state Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

The elections board ruling gave fresh ammunition to critics argue Lugar is out of touch with the state.

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