White Voter Fraud Challenge To Be Reheard

By Scott Sarvay

April 8, 2011 Updated Apr 8, 2011 at 5:33 PM EST

INDIANA (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Indiana Republican Secretary of State Charlie White will face the State Recount Commission for a second time.

A judge on Thursday ordered the commission to re-hear a challenge from Democrats that White is not qualified to serve in office and should be removed because he was ineligible to be on the ballot.

The recount panel dismissed the Democrats' first challenge last December.

White also faces felony voter fraud charges for using his ex-wife's address, not his own, to vote in last May’s primary.

If found guilty of voter fraud, White would be removed from office paving the way for Governor Mitch Daniels to appoint a new Secretary of State and most likely a fellow republican. In the event White is in fact found guilty, Democrats would like to see Vop Osili, who challenged White for the position and lost in the general election, replace White for the remainder of his term.

White claims he only made a mistake.

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