Judge Throws Out Ind. Sec'y of State Election

Judge ordered certification of Democrat Vop Osili as secretary of state

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011  |  Updated 5:05 PM CDT
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Judge Throws Out Ind. Sec'y of State Election

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A judge has reversed a decision by the Indiana Recount Commission and ordered it to decertify the 2010 election of Indiana's embattled Republican secretary of state.

Marion Circuit Judge Louis Rosenberg issued a ruling Thursday reversing and setting aside the Recount Commission's unanimous June decision that Charlie White was eligible to run for office last year despite questions over his residency. Rosenberg ordered the commission to certify Democrat Vop Osili as secretary of state.

Recount Commission spokesman AJ Feeney-Ruiz says White remains secretary of state for now. He says the commission won't take up Roserberg's ruling before late next week.

Feeney-Ruiz says the panel will meet with the state attorney general's office about seeking a stay of Rosenberg's ruling pending an appeal.

White faces trial next month for voter fraud.
 

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