Former Indiana Elections Chief’s Law License Suspended

The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended former Secretary of State Charlie White’s license on an interim basis because of his felony convictions earlier this year. White was found guilty in February of vote fraud, perjury and theft stemming from his voter registration for the 2010 Republican primary. He was sentenced to a year of home […]

State Sen. Connie Lawson Appointed Indiana Secretary of State

Republican Indiana state Sen. Connie Lawson will replace ousted Secretary of State Charlie White as Indiana’s top elections official. Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Lawson’s appointment today. The decision came a day after the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that White’s 2010 candidacy was valid despite his Feb. 4 conviction on voter fraud and other felony charges. […]

Indiana High Court Says Daniels Can Appoint White’s Successor

From the Associated Press: The Indiana Supreme Court has cleared the way for Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels to appoint ousted Secretary of State Charlie White’s replacement, dashing Democrats’ hopes of taking the politically powerful statewide office. The court voted unanimously today to overturn a Marion County judge’s decision ordering the state recount commission to certify […]

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 […]

Indiana Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Over SOS Vacancy

The dispute over who should finish the term of ousted Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White moves to the Indiana Supreme Court this week. White can no longer serve as secretary of state following his conviction and sentencing for voter fraud and other felonies. State Democrats and Republicans are at odds over who should finish […]

Charlie White Sentenced To Home Detention

A Hamilton County, Indiana judge has sentenced former Secretary of State Charlie White to one year of home detention for voter fraud, theft and other offenses. White was convicted early this month of six felony counts related to his voter registration in the 2010 Republican primary. The judge denied White’s request that the convictions be […]

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 […]

Battle Over White’s Replacement Likely Headed To State Supreme Court

The felony conviction of former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has Democrats and Republicans going to battle over who should replace him if the judge upholds the verdicts. White was found guilty last weekend of voter fraud and other counts related to his voter registration for the 2010 Republican primary, and was forced from […]

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 […]