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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: White Ineligible To Hold Office

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 […]

Measure Would Allow Daniels To Appoint New Secretary of State

The Indiana Senate has approved a measure that would allow Republican Governor Mitch Daniels to appoint a new secretary of state if current officeholder Charlie White is found to be ineligible. Democrats are calling it a blatant power grab.

Judge Asks Recount Commission to Reconsider Indiana Secretary of State’s Eligibility

A judge in Indianapolis says Democrats’ argument that Republican Charlie White is not eligible to serve as Indiana Secretary of State may be valid, but the state Recount Commission should rule on the issue. White was indicted earlier this year on charges of fraud stemming from his use of his ex-wife’s address and not his […]