Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
The appointment of Laphonza Butler to become California’s newest senator is already raising some eyebrows as she appears to be registered to vote in Maryland with an address in that state.
Registration records indicate that Butler lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her mailing address the same as her residential. She registered as a Democrat as of Sept. 12, 2022.
Butler is the president of EMILYs List, the self-described “nation’s largest resource dedicated to electing Democratic pro-choice women to office,” and a longtime leader in California before her move to Maryland.
On Sunday night, the newest California senator’s biography on the EMILYs List website listed that “Laphonza grew up in Magnolia, MS, and attended one of the country’s premier HBCUs, Jackson State University. She lives in Maryland with her partner Neneki Lee and their daughter Nylah.”
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