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Indiana Supreme Court Rules Secretary of State Convicted Of Voter Fraud Was Still Elligible To Run

By Josh Israel on March 15, 2012 at 11:48 am

"Indiana Supreme Court Rules Secretary of State Convicted Of Voter Fraud Was Still Elligible To Run"

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Last month, a jury found then-Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White (R) guilty of six felony counts of voter fraud, theft, and perjury. But today, the state’s supreme court overturned a lower court’s ruling that by registering to vote at a false address, he was ineligible to run for the office. The decision means that Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) will be able to appoint a permanent replacement for White, instead of the job going to the Democratic runner-up from the November 2010 election. The unanimous court held that Democrats should have challenged his residency before the election, rather than after.

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