Indiana High Court Hears Arguments in SOS Succession Dispute

From the Associated Press: Indiana Supreme Court justices peppered both sides with pointed questions during arguments to determine whether ousted Secretary of State Charlie White was ever a legal candidate for the office. Most of the questions during today’s hour-long hearing centered on state laws regarding voter registration and the requirements for the secretary of […]

Former Indiana Elections Chief To Face Sentencing

Sentencing will be held tomorrow for former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White. White was found guilty early this month of six felony counts, including voter fraud and theft, related to his voter registration for the 2010 Republican primary. Each count carries up to three years in prison. Prosecutors say White lied about his residence […]

White Says He’ll Seek To Regain Office

Former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White is awaiting sentencing following Saturday morning’s guilty verdict on voter fraud and other felony charges related to the 2010 Republican primary election. A Hamilton County jury convicted White of six of the seven counts brought against him. White has been automatically removed from office. Each conviction carries a […]

White Convicted of Six Counts, Removed From Office

A Hamilton County, Indiana jury has found Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White guilty of six felony counts. The convictions mean White is also out of a job. White was convicted of three counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of theft related to his voter registration during the 2010 Republican […]

Jury Deliberations Continue in Charlie White Trial

A jury in Hamilton County, Indiana has been deliberating since about 12:30pm in the voter fraud trial of Secretary of State Charlie White. The Indianapolis Star reports the panel has been deliberating through the evening and was scheduled to be served dinner at 7:00pm. Special prosecutor Dan Sigler Jr. argued this morning that White knowingly […]

Closing Arguments Begin In Charlie White Trial

From the Associated Press: Closing arguments are under way at the voter fraud trial of Indiana’s elections chief in a case that could oust him from office. Special prosecutor Dan Sigler Jr. argued this morning that Secretary of State Charlie White knowingly committed voter fraud for political power. White’s attorney, Carl Brizzi, said in his […]

Judge: White Can Stay In Office During Appeals

A judge said today that Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White can remain in office while the courts determine his eligibility to hold the post. Marion Circuit Judge Louis Rosenberg ruled last week that White was ineligible to stay in office because he did not live in the precinct where he was registered to vote […]

Judge To Rule Wednesday In Charlie White Case

A judge says he’ll rule tomorrow on Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White’s bid to remain in office while he appeals an order removing him from the statewide post. Marion Circuit Court Judge Louis Rosenberg ruled last month that White is ineligible to hold the office because he did not live at the address listed […]

Indiana Judge: Charlie White Must Stand Trial

A judge has rejected a motion by Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White to have his criminal charges dismissed. White faces seven felony counts, including voter fraud, for allegedly lying about where he lived at the time of the 2010 primary. In seeking the dismissal, White pointed to an Indiana Recount Commission ruling this year […]

Ruling In White Case Expected Within A Month

A judge says he’ll rule within 30 days whether Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White is eligible to hold office. A Marion County judge heard arguments today on the challenge by state Democrats of a June decision in White’s favor by the Indiana Recount Commission. Democrats argue White improperly used his ex-wife’s address in the […]