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Romney did not meet residency requirements to run for Ma Governor in 2002?

Massachusetts state law says that in order to qualify to run as Governor, Ma has to be your main residency for the past 7 years.

Romney filed tax returns for at least one year just prior to his run, stating that his main residency was Utah.

Is there anything that can be done to use this angle against Romney?
Election fraud in that Romney did not qualify to be Ma Governor?

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Did Romney commit voter fraud in 2009?

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2011/06/did-mitt-romney-comm...

Carries a max penalty of 5 years in jail.
Lying comes so naturally to Romney.

A year later, in April 2009, the Romneys sold their home in Belmont, Massachusetts, for $3.5 million, and registered to vote from an address in the basement of an 8,000 square-foot Belmont manse owned by their son Tagg. But where the Romneys really lived these past couple of years seems to be a bit of a mystery. While Romney was appearing at so many California political events people were speculating he was going to run for office there, the National Journal reported in May 2009 that the Romneys had made their primary residence a $10 million estate in New Hampshire.

The discrepancies in the news coverage prompted Karger to take a closer look, in part because he found it dubious that a guy worth $500 million would really be living in his son's basement. Investigating this mystery was right up Karger's alley. He spent 30 years working for one of California’s preeminent GOP consulting firms, doing opposition research for candidates, as well as the tobacco industry, so he has plenty of experience digging up dirt on political adversaries.

Fraudulent voter registration in Massachusetts carries a penalty of $10,000 and up to five years in jail. And the law in Massachusetts is pretty clear about the residency requirements needed to vote in the state. The state defines residence as "where a person dwells and which is the center of his domestic, social, and civil life."

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."