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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 06:46 AM
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Indiana Secretary Of State Indicted On Voter Fraud Charges
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Ryan J. Reilly | March 3, 2011, 10:15PM

Secretary of State Charlie White, the top election official in Indianapolis, is facing seven felony counts, including voter fraud, perjury and theft, all connected to what a prosecutor said was an attempt to hold on to his seat on the town council even though he was living outside of his designated district.

White was indicted by a grand jury in Hamilton County on three counts of voter fraud for allegedly lying about his address when he voted in last year's Republican primary, the Courier-Journal reports. In addition he's facing charges of perjury, fraud on a financial institution (for lying about his address) and theft for keeping the salary he received as a member of his town council after he moved out of his designated district.

A special prosecutor announced the indictment on Thursday and White turned himself in at the Hamilton County Jail this afternoon, the Indianapolis Star reports. He was released after he posted $10,000 bond. The probe has been in the works since at least October.

White has already admitted that he voted in a district where he no longer lived. His registered address was a home he and his now ex-wife had shared on and off until 2009.

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http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/india...

Oh those pesty laws, shouldn't be enforced for Republicans!
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 06:50 AM
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1. Greed, pure and simple greed. nt
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 07:38 AM
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2. Talking about a short term..
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/mar/03/indiana-se... /
INDIANAPOLIS Update:

The man whose job is to maintain the integrity of Indiana's elections ignored mounting calls for him to step down or resign after his indictment Thursday on charges he broke the laws he's supposed to enforce.

Republican Secretary of State Charlie White has acknowledged he voted in the wrong district in error but has maintained for months it was an unintentional mistake.

But with Republicans and Democrats both calling for him to step down, White may have a hard time staying in the office charged with ensuring Indiana's elections are conducted with integrity and within the letter of the law.

--- toward the end ---

Despite the investigation, White was elected in November, defeating Democratic opponent Vop Osili and Libertarian Mike Wherry.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 07:58 AM
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3. "Elected in November"??? When you control the election, it's hard to imagine
how you might have "won" the election.

Elections in this country are the most hideous hidden problem we have. There is no more insidious problem facing us. And I'm not sure the problems weren't institutionalized during the bush regime. Gerrymandering became the law of the land, it seems.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 09:25 AM
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4. + 1
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 09:41 PM
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5. and Photo ID would not have prevented this one bit
want a photo ID? Go to E-bay and buy a kit. Cheap. Make a bunch.
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