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Indiana Recount Commission To Hear Charlie White Testimony

The Court has agreed to hear White's petition this morning, and the Recount Commission will hear White's testimony tomorrow.

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The Indiana Supreme Court heard Charlie White's petition the morning of Monday, June 20.

The Indiana Recount Commission hears testimony in the case of Secretary of State Charlie White’s eligibility for office on June 20.

The Indiana Democratic Party, acting as the petitioner, charged that White, who was elected in November 2010, was ineligible to run for office because he violated state election law. White moved prior to the 2010 primary election, but Democrats have accused him of deliberately voting in the wrong precinct because he wanted to retain his position on the Fishers town council.

While White admitted to voting in the wrong precinct, he said it was an honest mistake, citing his recent move and marriage.

White also faces criminal charges in Hamilton County. He asked the Indiana Supreme Court to step in and prevent him from having to testify before the Recount Commission because of the criminal case; the Court  agreed to hear White’s petition Monday morning. The Recount Commission hears testimony the following day. It will make a ruling by June 30.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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