Fiorina's Voting Record Questioned

"Carly for California" is registered with IRS, while fellow former CEO Whitman talks about immigration

By Jackson West
|  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009  |  Updated 4:40 PM PDT
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Who needs to vote when you've got the ear of Henry Kissinger?

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Just as former HP CEO Carly Fiorina promised to submit paperwork to make her run for Senator Barbara Boxer's seat in Washington, new details arise about her spotty voting record.

Fiorina had only voted in 5 of 18 state and national elections since registering to vote in Santa Clara County in 2000.

Now it turns out that she may not have even been a registered voter before that, with no records of registration at her previous addresses in Maryland.

The move to register her campaign with authorities comes after the discovery that she had otherwise neglected to incorporate businesses and foundations which she claims to run.

Beth Miller, a spokeperson for Fiorina,  called the voting records "just wrong."

Meanwhile, fellow Republican and former CEO of eBay, Meg Whitman, made another campaign stop in her largely self-funded gubernatorial run Tuesday.

Speaking to a group of supporters, Whitman held court on the issue of immigration.

Standing by legal immigration, especially of the skilled workers Silicon Valley can't get enough of, she did say that there should be regulations to make businesses accountable for hiring undocumented workers.

In a report from Democrat-supporting Daily Kos, the site showed Whitman ahead of Republican primary challengers Representative Tom Campbell and Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

Jackson West is reminded that the personal is political.

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