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Judge: White not eligible candidate in 2010


A Marion County judge ruled Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was ineligible to run in last year’s election.

Judge Louis Rosenberg found evidence that White was not living at his ?stated address when he filed to run for office.

White defeated Democrat Vop Osili in the General Election.

The court decision now sends the case back to the Indiana Recount Commission, which previously ruled White was an eligible candidate.

The Commission says this ruling is unprecedented and will be asking for an immediate stay of ?this ruling according to its spokesman A.J. Feeney-Ruiz.

Attorney ?General Greg Zoeller’s office will file that motion. Since a state holiday began Thursday afternoon, no courts or offices will be open until next week.

Feeney-Ruiz says as of right now, Charlie ?White is still Secretary of State.

If Rosenberg’s ruling stands, Osili will be declared the winner and become secretary of state. He won election to the Indianapolis City-County Council last month, beating Feeney-Ruiz and Libertarian Zachary Capehart.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.