Friday, the Indiana Supreme Court denied appeals in the case against Secretary of State Charlie White.
White was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury earlier this year, on seven counts including voter fraud, theft and perjury. White is accused of voting in the wrong precinct while he was on the Fishers Town Council. White maintains it was an honest mistake. He’s also at the center of another investigation, accused of accessing a confidential report about him made by his predecessor, the previous secretary of state Todd Rokita.
The Indiana Democratic Party filed a petition contesting the election, which was dismissed by the Indiana Recount Commission. The Democrats then appealed that decision with the court system. A Marion County judge reversed the decision, ruling in favor of the Democrats and sent the matter back to the Recount Commission for further proceedings. The court ordered the commission to make a final decision by July 6th, 2011.
White, meanwhile, had filed a motion to stay those proceedings until his criminal case is resolved. The Indiana Supreme Court has denied that motion, in addition to the appeals by White and the Recount Commission.