Too few flushes get legislative candidate thrown off ballot
February 24, 2017
G, Pa. (AP) — 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.
According to testimony, for 11 months he was billed for a total of about 3,000 gallons of water, or the equivalent of less than two toilet flushes a day on av...