A Marion County judge has ordered the IndianaRecount Commission and the State Republican chairman to explain why they haven’t moved quickly to resolve Democrats’ challenge to Charlie White’s eligibility to serve as secretary of state.
On April 7, Marion Circuit Court Judge Louis F. Rosenberg ruled the Democrats’ challenge is valid and told the Recount Commission to move forward with it quickly.
Attorneys for the Democrats filed a motion today to urge Rosenberg to resolve the matter in his court or to set a schedule the commission must follow to resolve the complaint. Rosenberg agreed to hold a hearing on the issue Thursday.
The Democrats claim the commission hasn’t moved quickly enough to set hearing dates and they also criticized State RepublicanChairman Eric Holcomb for not appointing a commission member to replace White, who serves on the three-member commission but has recused himself from matters pertaining to his own case. “It just looks like they are trying to run out the clock,” Democratic chairman Dan Parker said this afternoon.