New Voter Registration Complaint Filed Against Karl Rove

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:31 PM EDT

( - The "get Karl Rove" contingent is getting some help from the grassroots. A registered voter in Kerr County, Texas, is now complaining that Rove violated Texas law by registering to vote in Kerr County, where he owns two rental properties.

A liberal advocacy group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), filed a complaint about Rove's voter registration last month, only to find out that it lacked the jurisdiction to do so. Only a Kerr County registered voter could file such a complaint.

Enter Frances Lovett. "I have lived in Kerr County for the past 15 years and have never even heard that Mr. Rove or his wife lived in the area," she said in a press release put out by CREW.

"Reading about Mr. Rove's illegal voter registration in the paper, and knowing that a complaint could not be filed unless a Kerr County resident took action, I resolved to take this next step and send a letter to District Attorney E. Bruce Curry," Lovett said.

The Washington Post reported on Sept. 7 that Rove and his wife registered to vote in Kerr County in 2003, after selling their home in Austin, Tex.

According to the newspaper, the Roves own two small rental cottages in Kerr County, but they live in Washington, D.C., in a home they purchased in 2001.

Texas law requires that a qualified voter be a resident of Texas and the county in which the application for voter registration is made.

"Mr. Rove needs to be held accountable for his actions," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW. "Ms. Lovett is a brave woman and we applaud her for standing up for what's right."

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