Demo­cratic can­di­date flushed off bal­lot

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

HAR­RIS­BURG, Pa. — A Demo­cratic can­di­date’s run for the Penn­syl­va­nia Leg­is­la­ture is down the drain — partly be­cause he used too lit­tle water at the house he claimed as his res­i­dence.

A state judge on Thurs­day threw Fred­er­ick Ramirez off the bal­lot in the race for an open House seat in Philadel­phia. The judge found that low water and elec­tric use at the house Ramirez claimed as his res­i­dence showed he re­ally didn’t live in the dis­trict. From March through Jan­uary he was billed for 95 gal­lons of water — which is less than two toi­let flushes a month.

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