Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White denied allegations Tuesday that he committed voter fraud even as Democrats presented legal documents signed by White suggesting he did.
For nearly seven hours, the Indiana Recount Commission took testimony concerning where White lived and voted in 2009 and 2010 to determine whether the Republican was eligible to be elected secretary of state.
Attorney Karen Celestino-Horseman, representing the Indiana Democratic Party, challenged White to explain why he claimed his ex-wife’s address as his own when he registered to vote in February 2010, even though in November 2009 White leased a condominium elsewhere in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers.
She produced documents — including a residential lease, mortgage application and insurance papers — all stating White lived at the condo. All were signed by White prior to February 2010 and declared by him to be accurate under penalty of perjury. When shown the documents, White, an attorney, said he didn’t read what he was signing.
“Those boxes, those fields do not incorporate what was going on in my life,” White said. Instead, White claimed after moving out of a Fishers apartment in May 2009 he was mostly living out of his car while traveling the state campaigning for secretary of state.
When not on the road, White said he slept some nights in the basement of his ex-wife’s house, with whom he claims a “great” relationship, and spent other nights sleeping on a couch at the condo.
Michelle Quigley, his then-fiancee, said she was living at the condo with her two children, but would not allow White to move-in until after their May 2010 marriage to prevent confusion for the children, even though White paid all of the household bills.
White testified he considered his ex-wife’s home his residence during that period and White’s attorney, James Bopp, presented as evidence a pile of bills and bank statements addressed to White at his ex-wife’s address.
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