The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its decision to let Democrats proceed with their challenge to Charlie White’s eligibility to hold office.
Democrats claim White was illegally registered to vote when he filed paperwork to run for Secretary of State and isn’t eligible to hold office. They say Democrat Vop Osili should replace him. The Indiana Recount Commission will have a hearing on the issue Tuesday.
Both White and the commission had appealed a Marion Circuit Court judge’s ruling that the commission must hear the Democrats’ complaint, which the commission had previously dismissed, and that the complaint must be resolved before White’s criminal case in Hamilton County is resolved. White has been charged with seven felonies, including three of voter fraud. His trial is scheduled for Aug. 8.
The Supreme Court sided with the Marion Circuit Court on May 20, and White asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision.