04/07/2011 - Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker on decision in Charlie White eligibility case
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2011
Statement from Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker on decision in Charlie White eligibility case
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker released the following statement in response to a Marion County court’s decision today to remand a formal complaint regarding Secretary of State Charlie White’s certificate of nomination back to the Indiana Recount Commission for further consideration.
Indiana Democrats filed a lawsuit after the Indiana Recount Commission dismissed a challenge to White’s certification as the elected Secretary of State. The only requirement for White to be a candidate for Secretary of State was his status as a registered voter in Indiana. Due to his fraudulent voter registration, which he included on his candidate filing form, Democrats have argued that White was ineligible to appear on the ballot.
“There’s no question in our minds that Charlie White should never have been certified as an elected official,” Parker said. “This gives the Recount Commission a second chance to do the right thing and remove White from office now that a grand jury has indicted him for voter fraud. This decision ensures that our case will be heard.
“I want to thank the court for hearing our argument, and I hope the Recount Commission will take an objective, bipartisan approach to this case.”
A copy of the complaint and a timeline of White’s voter fraud are available here: http://www.indems.org/index.php/news/entry/democrats_respond_to_secretary_of_states_indictment_on_seven_felony_charges/