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Indiana Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Over SOS Vacancy

by Rick Howlett on February 27, 2012

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 White’s four year term as the state’s chief elections officer.

Democrats say it should be Vop Osili, their candidate who lost to White in the 2010 general election. A circuit judge has upheld their claim that White was never eligible to hold the office because he lied about his residence on a voter registration form.

Republicans say state law allows Governor Mitch Daniels to name White’s replacement.

Daniels appointed White’s chief deputy, Jerry Bonnet, to serve as interim secretary until the high court issues a ruling. The court will hear arguments on Wednesday

Charlie White was sentenced to a year of home detention for his felony offenses. The sentence has been postponed until White’s appeal is heard.

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Indiana Judge: White Ineligible To Hold Office

by Rick Howlett December 23, 2011

It appears likely the question of Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White’s eligibility to hold office will be taken up by the state Supreme Court. A judge has ruled that White should not have been on the 2010 ballot. White, a Republican, defeated Democrat Vop Osili in the 2010 general election, but state Democrats contested […]

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