Thu December 22, 2011
Judge: White not eligible candidate in 2010
A Marion County judge ruled Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was ineligible to run in last year’s election.
Judge Louis Rosenberg found evidence that White was not living at his stated address when he filed to run for office.
White defeated Democrat Vop Osili in the General Election.
The court decision now sends the case back to the Indiana Recount Commission, which previously ruled White was an eligible candidate.
The Commission says this ruling is unprecedented and will be asking for an immediate stay of this ruling according to its spokesman A.J. Feeney-Ruiz.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office will file that motion. Since a state holiday began Thursday afternoon, no courts or offices will be open until next week.
Feeney-Ruiz says as of right now, Charlie White is still Secretary of State.
If Rosenberg’s ruling stands, Osili will be declared the winner and become secretary of state. He won election to the Indianapolis City-County Council last month, beating Feeney-Ruiz and Libertarian Zachary Capehart.