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Deters files lawsuit challenging Craft residency

The Eric Deters campaign claims Kelly Craft’s legal residency is Oklahoma with her husband, not Kentucky.

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Republican candidate for governor Eric Deters has filed a lawsuit in Fayette Circuit Court saying that Kelly Craft should be thrown off the ballot for the upcoming primary, because her legal residence is not actually in Kentucky.

The lawsuit says that, in fact, Craft’s legal residence is the home she shares with her husband, Joe Craft, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

To run for governor in Kentucky, you must have lived in the state for at least six years prior to the election.

Craft does own a home in Lexington, which she claims means her legal residence is in the state. Deters’s lawsuit notes that Craft’s husband, though, claims Oklahoma as his legal residence.

And, even though Craft is registered to vote in Kentucky, she has actually not done so since 2018, according to the lawsuit.

Here is the lawsuit filing, as shared by the Deters campaign:

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