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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Lawyers for a woman newly elected to Pennsylvania’s Senate say documents they submitted to the top Republican senator should address any concerns that she doesn’t meet residency requirements to serve in the chamber.

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Democrat Lindsey Williams’ lawyers submitted a 97-page package Monday to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, whose office is reviewing it.

Republicans are threatening to bar Williams from taking her seat. That could force a special election and give Republicans another shot at keeping the Pittsburgh-area seat that Williams won narrowly in November’s election.

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In the paperwork, Williams’ lawyers contend that she had begun staying with Pittsburgh-area friends in time to meet a constitutional requirement that senators be “citizens and inhabitants” of Pennsylvania for four years before they’re elected.

Williams, a Pennsylvania native, was moving from Maryland.

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